Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Boots Of George W.

From The New York Daily News:

A boot maker who has outfitted President Bush and former Mexican President Vicente Fox in his fancy footwear is quite a heel.

Martin Villegas, who presented Bush with a pair of navy-blue ostrich-skin boots during a visit to Fox's ranch in 2001, allegedly smuggled the skins of endangered species into the U.S. so he could make high-end boots for his clients.

Later reports suggest that, while the President's boots are themselves legal, the laces have been woven out of fairy tongues. When asked by reporters, Mr. Bush claimed that he had no idea that using fairy parts in the manufacture of "ranch wear" was illegal.

He did, however, note that they were "awful good eatin'".


Anonymous said...

Maybe Harper could get a pair. Ken Rockburn is interviewing Michael Byers on CPAC tonight-Sun Sept 23 - about his new book. It's on at 7 ET - 5 PT - and this guy tells it like it is about Harper. Apparently, he is Harper and Canada's New Government's nightmare - and the guy is truly respected, credible and smart.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. Ostriches aren't endangered or on any sort of exotic animals list. They raise them in Manitoba, fer crissake. Nice to imply that GWB had a pair of boots made out of some endangered animal, though. Performing such trickery and deception is difficult. But you're quite good at it.

bigcitylib said...

Actually, the exotic skins in question are caimen and turtle (from the article)

Anonymous said...

Kangaroo also makes damned good boot leather. Way to go, Skippy!