Ao dai on Bush as Vietnamese Revenge?
December 2, 2006
Mixed wards: don’t they make you sick?
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 22/11/2006
At the climax of the APEC summit held in Vietnam recently, Bush and Putin, along with other world leaders, were each reluctantly shoe-horned into an ao dai, a traditional flowing garment that is almost exclusively worn by women these days. You’ve got to hand it to the Vietnamese; what a delicious joke. Their own back at last.
The leaders may be big cheeses in their own right, but the gowns made them all look like the reserve cast in a provincial am-dram production of The Mikado. As always, it remains difficult to work out if Bush is Pooh-Bah or just plain Nanki-Poo, although the expression on Putin’s face is pure Pish-Tush.