Video: Sh*t and awe.

“An outdoor news conference in perfect spring weather, with birds chirping loudly in the magnolia trees, is not without its hazards. As President Bush took a question Thursday in the White House Rose Garden about scandals involving his Attorney General, he remarked, ‘I’ve got confidence in Al Gonzales doin’ the job.’ Simultaneously, a sparrow flew overhead and left a splash on the President’s sleeve, which Bush tried several times to wipe off.”

Watch the video (and yes, the birds in the background were really that loud):

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/05/birdsbush524.320.240.flv]

See ABC’s video.

(Title HT: Juan C.)

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann: “Must’ve been a dove.

Rick Perlstein quotes Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.”

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