Prez versus the Pope Tug of War-The Real Story!
Dateline June 9, 2007: What President Bush thought was a kitschy rainstick, the Holy Father realizes from the Ancient Hebrew notations, is really the Staff of Aaron. A tug of war contest ensues when the President, realizing the enormity of what he's giving away, tries to take it back. Both men realize the cameras are rolling and try to play it off with smiles. After the cameras are turned off, a wrestling contest ensues. All the reporters are told to leave. It's unclear what happened but the Holy Father emerged from the room with the Staff saying in his heavily Germanic accented English: "I may be 80, but I still got it where it counts!"