After all, Freeing Tibet is one thing – but rank heresy of this sort?
Audience member: “Can you give us an example of a leader we should look up to as a positive influence?”
Dalai Lama (after thinking for a few seconds): “President Bush. I met him personally and liked him very much. He was honest and straightforward, and that is very important. I may not have agreed with all his policies, but I thought he was very honest and a very good leader.”
There are surely limits, yes? After all, the fellow was disturbing his listeners’ religious sensibilities most harshly with a statement like that.
*I understand that this is now that paper’s theme song: