Bush once taken for "Scottish boy"
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young George W. Bush once worked on a sheep farm in Scotland and was mistaken by an American tourist as a "little Scottish boy."
The president disclosed his presence in Scotland as a youth in talking to European journalists during a round-table interview on Friday looking ahead to his Europe trip next week.
Bush pointed out the Group of Eight summit of industrialized nations this year would be in Scotland.
He added: "I worked there as a 14-year-old kid. I left Texas for Scotland to work on a sheep farm. And I'm riding a bike, taking this one sheep, you know, from here to there and I said OK, fine, and a big tour bus stops. And they got off and a woman with a Texas accent said, 'look at the little Scottish boy.'"
Bush, who himself has a Texas twang, said he did not let on that he was an American.
"I kept my mouth shut," he said.
All this came up when a British reporter noted his son had the Scottish name Mungo, to which Bush said: "Can you imagine if my name had been Mungo Bush?"
What's wrong with Mungo? One of my best mates at school was called Murdo.