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But not that Rasmussen. No, the bicycling prime minister of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
He’s just been showing President Bush that Danes are great on their bikes. The two world leaders took a couple of spins around the MTB trails on the President’s ranch in Texas.
The obligatory official press conference even kicked off with bikes:
PRESIDENT BUSH: Welcome. Thanks for coming. A couple opening statements, and we’ll answer two questions apiece.
Mr. Prime Minister, we’re really thrilled you’re here. Laura and I love having you and Anne-Mette with us. Pretty good guests when you can have a meaningful mountain bike ride at sunset, and then at sunrise, and the man not even break into a sweat. You’re in incredible condition, and I really have enjoyed my time with you — my time when we talked, and my time when we rode.
PRIME MINISTER RASMUSSEN: Thank you very much, Mr. President. Let me, first of all, express my gratitude for your invitation to visit your ranch in Crawford. My wife and I are very pleased to be here. We have had a rewarding stay — and a challenging stay, I must say. (Laughter.) You made me work very hard out there on the terrific mountain bike trails on your wonderful ranch. And I can’t imagine a better place to spend time, talking and enjoying time with good friends. And I can’t imagine a better symbol of the close and strong ties between the United States and Denmark.