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Bush conducts orchestra.
Dear Gawd, the guy's got a screw loose.“JoAnn Falletta was doing what a conductor should — concentrating on the orchestra in front of her. No wonder it took her a few seconds on Sunday to realize someone behind her was motioning for a try. President Bush.”
“Smiling at me kind of devilishly,” Falletta said.
She gave him her baton and stepped aside.
Gesturing exuberantly, the president led the orchestra during part of its performance of “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
“We didn’t expect him to know the score so well,” Falletta said afterward. “He was not shy about conducting at all. He conducted with a great deal of panache.” […]
Just before the music ended, Bush turned to Falletta, who stood on a step below him, kissed the top of her head and left without saying a word.
“And that’s what we do. We put in a bigger brass section to get to a position where we can be in some other place. The question is, who ought to make that decision? Some woman in a tuxedo or the conducter? And as you know, my position is clear — I’m the conducter guy. And the deciderator. And — uhh, you know, that commander type thingy….”
From here, with apologies for the ‘typos’ in my transcription. ;-)