Duncan Garner, best dressed 2007

March 22nd, 2007 at 9:57 pm by David Farrar

Oh dear Duncan Garner’s will be unstoppable this week. In typical Garner style he tried to ask Bush a question despite being told there would be no questions. Bush wouldn’t take the question, but he did comment

Bush: “Nice-lookin’ suit you’ve got there. You’re too well dressed.”

Garner “It’s a New Zealand suit,”

Bush: “Where’s the American press? … Follow suit with this guy, will you?”

Duncan is know for his sartorial style, but having the President of the US compliment it is going to be a story retold many times I am sure.

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11 Responses to “Duncan Garner, best dressed 2007”

  1. sonic () says:

    God the man is an idiot.

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  2. Cameraman () says:

    Bush: “Where’s the American press? … Follow suit with this guy, will you?”, great one liner from GW..To me everbody in tht room look completely out of the depth including Helen in how to deal with GW..Jim Hubbard on nzpaimages has a great cartoon tht sums it up nice.

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  3. Barnsley Bill () says:

    TV3 going from the pres clip to the suit shop and then the suit maker is unbelievable. Talk about interviewing your typewriter. Is nothing else going on over in the TV3 news department. Get over yourselves. The first time in months i have the electric fish tank on at 6 and they put that on.

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  4. Rex Widerstrom () says:

    “…follow suit…”

    Hold on, isn’t that a pun?! Yet on a previous thread we’re told “puns are third-form maths teacher humour”. But good enough for the leader of the free world, it seems. So there :-P

    (Albeit that’s a pretty weak one… and probably written on his cuff by a speechwriter – “pick out any foreign journo in the crowd wearing a suit and say…”)

    But more intriguing than the alleged sartorial heights reached by Duncan Garner is that we’re told “Karl Rove [is] the United States’ more controversial equivalent of Helen Clark’s right-hand woman, Heather Simpson”.

    Indeed he is. And why? Because the US press have been fearless in exposing the extent of his influence and the level of his direct interference in policy. Whereas, thanks to the NZ media, most NZers would still ask “Heather Who?”.

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  5. Justin () says:

    Garner’s not that bad, sonic …

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  6. David () says:

    Just watched the tv3 video on Bush’s comments on Duncan G’s suit – is it possible that the president was actually sending his officials a signal to throw the guy out of the room, and to keep an eye on him?

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  7. chris () says:

    It is absolutely amazing that Bush can remain so jovial considering the bloodbath that his decisions have unleashed in Iraq. What a statesman. What a world leader. He must have an amazing ability to compartmentalise things.

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  8. Clint () says:

    Garner asked a question despite being told there were going to be no questions. He thought he would look good if he got one past, but he’s just a smart ass who got shot down.

    Bush just took the piss out of him, plain and simple. Good work W.

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  9. Andrew Bannister () says:

    we’re told “puns are third-form maths teacher humour”. But good enough for the leader of the free world, it seems. So there :-P

    Well, you got me there Rex. if Bush said it, it must be funny. From now on all humour should be judged by the George Bush test.

    Regarding Garner and his outfit, am I the only one who thought that he actually looked like an overdressed monkey in that suit? I’m with Clint, Bush was taking the piss. Like “nice comb-over mate”.

    It is absolutely amazing that Bush can remain so jovial considering the bloodbath that his decisions have unleashed in Iraq. What a statesman.

    He could remain jovial because the media weren’t aloud to ask any questions.

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