From the Fool's Mountain blog, about the opening ceremony:

President George W. Bush was there with his family in suit and tie, despite strong advice against it from John MacCaine, Nancy Pelosi, Mia Fallows, and probably his own conscience....

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Explaining the joke #1: Mia F is a big activist for declaring the Beijing Olympics the "Genocide Olympics" because of China's role in Darfur.

Explaining #2: Close study will reveal that her last name is in fact subtly different from mine....

Explaining #3: In contrast to Mia Farrow, I think that Bush did the right thing in attending the ceremonies and some events -- but also speaking up for values of liberty and religious tolerance.

Explaining #4: Actually my visa is just fine! Still, it made me think.....

Bonus explanation #5, pointed out by several readers: Pelosi told him that in the heat he should stick to a nice blue sports shirt. ("...in suit and tie, despite strong advice against it..")
  

 

 

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