As he prepared to leave Japan on the last day of the G8 summit, President Bush “signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit”:
…He told his fellow leaders: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”
President Bush made the private joke in the summit’s closing session, senior sources said yesterday. His remarks were taken as a two-fingered salute from the President from Texas who is wedded to the oil industry.
The right couldn’t be happier about the President’s destructive “private jokes.” The conservative Gateway Pundit writes, “Horray! Bush Gives Global Warming Religionists the Finger.” (HT: FireDogLake)
After Bush delivered his “private joke” about his poor environmental record, he “punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock,” the Telegraph reports.