You can not make this shit up.
From today's NYTimes (seriously! check the link - this is not the Onion, altho' it sounds like it.)
On Saturday, Mr. Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, conceded that the president had not come into direct contact with ordinary Vietnamese, but said that they connected anyway.This is President-as-Psychic. He can shake Putin's hand and 'read his soul', fly over devastated New Orleans and intuit what the people need (although he then forgot to give it to them), and now experience the warmth of the Vietnamese people through panes of bulletproof glass. Incredible.
“If you’d been part of the president’s motorcade as we’ve shuttled back and forth,” he said, reporters would have seen that “the president has been doing a lot of waving and getting a lot of waving and smiles.”
He continued: “I think he’s gotten a real sense of the warmth of the Vietnamese people and their willingness to put a very difficult period for both the United States and Vietnam behind them.”