Here's an image from David's Medienkritik. What is GWB really thinking? Answer below.
When I ran a small company in California, I often took calls from strangers in the German computer industry who wanted to come and visit me. They never had a specific agenda, but just wanted to, well, visit. I always politely declined. Then one day a German arrived up at reception claiming that I was expecting him.
He was very brief. He thanked me for my time and explained that all he needed was my signature on a German Tax form confirming that I had in fact met with him. That way he could claim his trip to California as a business expense.
So GWB is thinking "If I sign his form now will he just go away?"