Mr. Bush’s deputy press secretary, Dana Perino, said the president was going to the Games as a sports fan, not to make any political statement. But she said the president did raise human rights and religious freedom “in a forceful way” during his private meeting with Mr. Hu.
“The bottom line is he just loves sports, and I’m sure he wants to go, like any other guy, because it’s going to be exciting,” Mr. Green said. “I think he’s going to watch.”
One pictures Dana patting a reporter on his fedora'd hit while speaking these words.
Literally, one. Me. I see guys in knit wool fedoras.