It’s not every day you hear the Prime Minister of Japan sing an Elvis tune…
You’re a pretty good Elvis singer,” the president said, in an obvious prompt to his guest. Bush knew what was coming, having previously experienced Koizumi’s tendency to burst into song when it comes to the late rock ‘n’ roll legend who is the Japanese leader’s undisputed musical hero.
Koizumi quickly complied. “Love me tender,” he sang. “Wise men say, `Only fools rush in.’ “
Enter the special tour guides for the two leaders’ private tour of Graceland: Presley’s only child and heir, Lisa Marie, and her mother, Priscilla. “I want you, I love you,” remarked Koizumi, spouting more Elvis tunes. Draping his arm around Lisa Marie, he went on. “Hold me close, hold me tight,” the prime minister crooned.
And what were they serving on Air Force One on the way to Graceland? Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, of course.
UPDATE: Thank you, thank you very much.
UPDATE II: Wait, this one’s better…