06 Jun '11, 7am

Who knew that a president could be a cool, funny guy: A cool, funny guy can be president. Who knew? Warning! If

Who knew that a president could be a cool, funny guy: A cool, funny guy can be president. Who knew? Warning! If

Like other fearless journalists, this writer has met lots of terrifyingly powerful human beings, including presidents, prime ministers, heads of state, and nurses putting on white rubber gloves. My basic rules for meeting scary people have been acquired through trial and error. 1) Do not faint. 2) Do not drool. 3) Bow but don't head-butt them. 4) Do not kiss them on the lips. 5) Mumble in an invented language so you don't say anything embarrassing, etc. But I had a feeling that the President of East Timor, whose name popped up in my engagements diary, was going to be different. Wikipedia showed Jose Ramos-Horta as a tiny, brownish, unshaven revolutionary who had spent much of his life dodging bullets, not always successfully. He'd probably be less frightening than most presidents I'd encountered, and ALL the proctology nurses. In a private room at one of Asia's most expens...

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