What Poppy Has: George H.W. Bush, though also endowed with his son's ability to tie the English language in huge knots, is also capable of a very original and laconic humor. From Newsweek's interview with the former president, on the subject of diplomacy giving way to war:
Newsweek: What do you think is going on with France?
Bush: [Pause] They're French.
Newsweek: Any elaboration?
For those who think that the cold winds blowing from Paris are some new development, "Poppy" Bush seems to think it's old hat.