- ROME - President Bush arrived 15 minutes late for his meeting with Pope John Paul II — unusual for a president who makes no secret of his impatience when others keep him waiting.
It was a rare breach of protocol in Vatican City, too, and raised eyebrows in the papal delegation.
GOD, what a dope.
Bush is known to be so punctual, it's downright neurotic. So what does he do?
He keeps a guy who has been at death's door for the last two years waiting.