“I think I may need a Bathroom Break? Is this possi..” This is a note being written by George W. Bush during the 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York yesterday.
A call for nature is usually very urgent and it won’t even wait for the President of the World George W. Bush seated in a very important meeting with the other heads of states (who probably relieved themselves prior to the event). Reuters photographer Rick Wilking catches him while passing the note to his ‘nurse’ Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask her permission to exit the building.
A few questions were raised on the originality of this picture and the mainstream press alleged Reuters for posting a doctored image claiming A closer look at the picture the first part of the note which includes the text “I think I may NEED a BATHroom break?” appears in a thick block script while the other phrase which reads “Is this possib” is in a different writing style, NewsBusters conducts a very detailed investigation bringing in signature experts to verify that this is indeed real. You may also want to see the larger picture which shows him writing the note on Yahoo News Photo
Wilkins, the photgrapher later commented that he took upwards of 200 pictures during that UN meeting, on first glance he did not find any picture useful but his editor just happened to zoom in on this specific picture, and lo ‘behold we have the Bushism of the Day