Friday, June 08, 2007

A Mild Stomach Ailment?

NYTimes (06.08.07):
"President Bush became ill with a mild stomach ailment Friday morning, forcing him to skip some working sessions and the so-called 'family photo' of leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, but is now 'back on schedule,' a top aide said."

Bush Skips Some Sessions at Group of 8 Due to Illness

"Dan Bartlett, counselor to the president, said Mr. Bush awakened 'feeling very much under the weather,' and decided to 'dial it back a bit' by meeting Mr. Sarkozy in his room. The president rested until noon and then rejoined the leaders for lunch, and expects to continue on with a planned trip to Poland for dinner with that country’s president, Mr. Bartlett said.

"'He’s not 100 percent but he felt well enough to return to the talks,' Mr. Bartlett said. He said the ailment was likely a stomach virus, and not a reaction to the summit food."

Perhaps it was a reaction to the summit beverages.

Not to cast aspersions, but this story brings back a memory or two. Back in the day, stomach flu was one of the excuses we'd use when we'd wake up a little too hung to go to work right away.



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