PRESIDENT BUSH has hit upon a sure-fire way to show he's in touch with the common man: catching the flu.
Millions of Americans can sympathize with the commander-in-chief, who did what the Australians call a "technicolor yawn" at a state dinner in Tokyo.
We now know just how it feels to be the president.
We can imagine him, earlier in the day, noticing a scratchy throat and a bit of a headache.
You're not alone, Mr. President.
Go lie down.
Take a couple of aspirin, drink plenty of liquid, watch some reruns on Nickelodeon and snooze under a blanket on the couch.
You'll feel better in a couple of days, but then prepare yourself for a relapse.
And in the meantime, stay away from the sushi.