In early August, when GWB was holding his first summit meeting with Britain's new leader in Maryland, it was a very, very warm day. Standing for a very long time in the beating sun a British reporter who happened to have a hair deficit on the top of his head was sweating profusely.
After the summit meeting and GWB and the British leader had met with the press, GWB remarked to the reporter "Next time you should cover your bald head".
Here from the reporter:
Call me sensitive, suggest I'm paranoid if you like – we who are follically challenged are used to it – but I think his meaning was pretty plain. "Now it's your turn to feel the heat, baldie," the President was saying.Perhaps GWB was suffering from the heat as well! However, he is know to make snide and nasty remarks in the coldest of winters as well!
"I didn't know you cared," I replied, as Dubya and the PM started walking away.
"I don't," the President snapped.
I hail from the same state as GWB - Texas. I do not recall ever being raised to be snide. Perhaps his mother was lacking in maternal skills to teach her children the art of tact! Gee she seemed like such a nice woman.