The Anchoress reports that the press is all a-flutter because G.W. Bush used a word that rhymes with “twit” in a converation with U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G-8 summit that was accidentally recorded because the microphone was accidentally left on.

Here’s what Bush said:

See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s***.

As the Anchoress reports (hat tip: Fausta):

It didn’t bother the press much when John Kerry dropped the F bomb a few times during his failed presidential run, but they get the vapors because – gasp – President Bush talks to his pal Tony Blair the way a fella talks to a pal when they get together.

What I love are the comments over on lefty-blog Atrios, where the foul language is usually thick as flies on what Hezbollah ought to stop doing.

Here is a comment from one of the new Miss Grundys on the suddenly prim Atrios (which captions its report “Potty Mouth”):

Could you please square his casual use of a swear word with his status as a born-again Christian and a man that the Lord called to save the United States?

Exactly the same thing was uttered during this conversation between Adam Boulton and James Rubin on Sky News.

Gee, Christians never, ever swear! As the Anchoress says: “Screw that!”

My favorite comment, however (and it’s also the Anchoress’s), was Bush’s opener to Blair:

“Yo Blair. How are you doing?”

Bush is reported to have laughed when shown the transcript of the conversation. Me, too.

For more about the Bush-Blair gabfest, which included many an unkind reference to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, see The Other Charlotte‘s post today below.