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Bird defecates on Bush in front of reporters

Friday, May 25, 2007

President Bush goes to wipe off bird feces on his left arm.

United States President George W. Bush received an unwelcome gift from an overhead-flying sparrow, which deposited a fresh batch of its feces on the left sleeve of Bush's suit.

Bush was addressing the American press on Thursday in a nationally televised broadcast outside the White House in the Rose Garden. The incident occurred just as Bush said, "I've got confidence in Al Gonzales doin' the job," referring to a question asked by a reporter about the controversial dismissal of several U.S. attorneys. Bush then tried to remove the offending material several times with his hand.

Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino said the 'poo-drop' signified good luck saying, "It was his lucky day...everyone knows that's a sign of good luck." On the whole the media coverage of the incident has been lighthearted and humorous.

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