WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush has lost his middle initial from many
computer keyboards at the Old Executive Office Building in the White House complex.
In an apparent prank carried out by departing Clinton administration staffers, Bush aides
discovered that dozens of computer keyboards were missing the "W" key.
Bush aides said Tuesday that the W is marked out in some cases but often the key has been
removed -- and sometimes taped on top of doorways -- or damaged with the spring broken.
Bush made a big deal out of his middle initial during campaign rallies, often
holding up the middle
three fingers of his hand to form a W.
He would joke to crowds that if Vice President Al Gore was so smart, then why
does every Internet
address start with a W. "And not just one W. Three Ws!" he would exult.
Bush aides were working to repair or replace the keys.
it's started already