Borat -- the faux-TV-reporter from Kazakhstan and alter-ego of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen -- went all the way to the gates of the White House yesterday to invite, as he put it, "Mighty Warlord Premier Bush" to a screening of his upcoming movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
The bushy-moustachioed Borat was turned away by Secret Service agents as he tried to hand a paper invitation through the White House gates to a security guard -- without an appointment. Earlier, Borat, to the giggles of the press, "blasted" the "mythmaking "of the rival Uzbek government and their assertions that Kazakhs "do not drink fermented horse urine, give death penalty for baking bagels, or export over 300 tonnes of human pubis per year." (Kazakhs don't, of course, do any of these things, as far as we can discern.)
If Bush does end up accepting Borat's invitation, he'll be in some seriously glorious company -- Borat said that he invited other "American dignitaries" like O.J. Simpson and "Mel Gibsons." Meanwhile, President Bush is meeting with Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev today.