"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Friday, May 27, 2005
U.S. Rep. John "Randy" Kuhl, R-29th, doesn't know if President George W. Bush has given him one of his infamous nicknames, but if he has, it might involve "lollipop."
Kuhl, who traveled with the president to the Rochester suburb of Greece Tuesday, said people generally try not to embarrass themselves in front of Bush. Unfortunately, Kuhl said he, along with congressmen Sherwood Boehlert, R-24th, and Thomas Reynolds, R-26th, couldn't avoid it.
During their trip with the president on Air Force One, Kuhl said they had a little lunch consisting of turkey sandwiches, chips and salads. However, it wasn't mayo and an errant green that caused the embarrassment - it was dessert.
According to Kuhl, after lunch frozen raspberry fruit bars were served up. Kuhl, Boehlert and Reynolds all licked their treats, but the president bit into his.
"That's when I realized it was very cold, too cold to lick, and my tongue was sticking to the lollipop," Kuhl said. "I don't know if it was intentional to slow down the conversation, but here we were with the leader of the free world and all our tongues are stuck to lollipops."
Of course, since this incident occurred on Air Force One, no photographers were present. However, we do have this dramatic recreation of the event: