Saturday, May 23, 2009

Odds and Ends - 5/09

Hayden says sorry

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) After the kissing and telling (and taping) comes the apologizing.

Hayden Kho, the beauty doctor who video-taped his bedroom trysts with women (including actress Katrina Halili and other celebrities) apparently without their knowledge and consent, has said sorry for his actions...

“All I feel now is deep remorse,” he said. “I know it’s too much to ask for forgiveness right now. Pero sana someday people will learn to condemn the sin and not the sinner."

Agreed. But there is such a thing as consequences, you know.


Bush: It's 'liberating' to be out of office

ARTESIA (AP) – It was a humbling moment for the former commander in chief: President George W. Bush was walking former first dog Barney in his new Dallas neighborhood when it stopped in a neighbor's yard for relief.

"And there I was, former president of the United States of America, with a plastic bag on my hand," he told a group of graduating high school students in New Mexico on Thursday. "Life is returning back to normal."

Bush also reportedly added: "I spent many years dodging this thing, and now I'm picking it up".


U.S. defense chief lauds soldier in pink boxers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday praised an Army soldier in eastern Afghanistan who drew media attention this month after rushing to defend his post from attack while wearing pink boxer shorts and flip-flops.

In fact, Gates said he wants to meet the soldier and shake his hand the next time he visits Afghanistan.

"Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage," Gates said in remarks prepared for a speech in New York.

How heroic. And to think the guy still managed to put on those fashionable boxers. I wonder if it is the standard U.S. military issue.

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