As international lunacy goes, it was hard to beat the pope saying that condoms spread AIDS.
But Brazil’s president, known simply as Lula, gave it his best shot.
At a press conference Thursday in Brasilia with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain — who has a talent for getting himself into dicey spots — Lula started off coughing from some cheese bread he’d wolfed down. Then he suddenly turned accusatory.
“This crisis was caused by the irrational behavior of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing,” charged the brown-eyed, bearded socialist president.
I think the Pope did worse than Lula.