After reading Nick's hat tip to Gerald about Our Lady of the Aliens Church, I started reading through some more of his blog and stumbled onto this:
...They could clearly hear the US leader say "Yes, sir" when the pope asked him if he was going to meet with officials of the lay Catholic Sant’Egidio community at the US embassy later during his visit.
...On his way to see the 80-year-old pontiff, the US leader apparently recognised someone he knew, and could be heard greeting the person with a casual "How ya doin’?"
Don't they brief the President on certain matters pontifical? Here's the whole story.
UPDATE: 8:26 PM June 9, 2007 - Domini Sumus has another article about the Prez and the Pope. David Letterman would have a field day on these lines:
“It’s good to be with you sir,” Bush said as he sat down opposite the pope, crossing his legs and leaning back in a white chair.
“I did, your old country. And it was successful,” the president replied.
“It was, you know, a lot of different opinions. But it was good. It was good,” Bush said.
What's the first thing they teach you in politician school? If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bull$&!+!