Bush Gets a Surprise Kiss From Man

Friday, May 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Lots of candidates kiss babies, but Texas Gov. George W. Bush had the tables turned Friday — by a 77-year-old man. And a Democrat at that.

Paducah resident Howard Koen surprised the Republican presidential candidate by pecking him on the cheek as Bush shook hands and posed for pictures after a short speech.

Why? Koen said he did it just for the fun of it.

Bush was asked later if any other men had kissed him during his campaign.

``None as cute as that,'' he said.