September 1st, 2007

laughing puppy

(no subject)

Bush: First of all, I do believe we ought to have — take this notion of trade and have meaningful discussions with a potential free trade agreement with Malaysia . Secondly, I respect (Malaysian)Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad) Badawi, admire his leadership. When his wife died I tried to call him early just to let him know I cared about him.
Q He has remarried.
Bush: Has he? Good. I’ll congratulate him. Thanks for giving me that heads-up. Don’t put that in the article that you had to tell me that. You can put it in there if you want. (Laughter.) I’ll be glad to — I’m going to congratulate him. That’s neat.
Dennis Wilder, National Security Council senior director for Asian afairs: You did, sir.
Bush: What?
Wilder: You did congratulate him.
Bush: Exactly. I’m going to congratulate him again. (Laughter.) I’ll double the congratulations. (Laughter.) That’s right, I did write him a note. I forgot. Did I call him or write him a note?
MR. WILDER: You wrote him a note.
Bush: That’s right, yes. Sent him a couple flowers. Anyway, Malaysia is an interesting example of how a free society can deal with movements that could conceivably change and alter the nature of the free society.