Albanian Dodger

by Kieran Healy on June 12, 2007

Via Unfogged: Was Dubya’s watch stolen off his wrist while he worked the crowd in Albania? Seems too funny to be true. Looking at it from around 50 seconds into the clip, you can see the watch as he reaches to shake hands with people, then there’s no watch. It’s possible that it was grabbed and fell off, as Bush seems to look down at the ground just around key moment. But it’s hard to tell. The Zapruder film of this Administration.

“Here”: is a higher-resolution video, via “Alan Bostick”:, and some “comments”: from Bruce Schneier on the various official construals of the event. Bush’s hand goes back and to the left. Back and to the left. Back and to the left.

Interesting to see that he was so popular over there. Albanians are also crazy about “Norman Wisdom,”: as it happens.