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Bush warns Europe of "new" threats
June 12, 2001 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Bush warns Europe of "new" threats
Question: What's the surest sign that your presidential honeymoon with the media is over?
Answer: When CNN starts putting your rhetoric in quotation marks.
posted by Shadowkeeper (12 comments total)

 
Bush urged governments to "think differently in order to keep the peace."

What, they should all buy iMacs? Is Steve Jobs the sinister shadowy hand secretly running the U.S. government?
posted by feckless at 11:34 AM on June 12, 2001


Perhaps as the media gets more disenchanted with Bush, they'll start writing the articles like this. (Generated via The Brunching Shuttlecock's Sarcasterizer.)
posted by Shadowkeeper at 11:45 AM on June 12, 2001


"At the press conference, Bush said: "I shared with President Aznar my administrations desire to work with our European partners, to build a Europe that is whole, free, peaceful and linked in solidarity with the United States."
While true that they're quoting rhetoric, did you notice no comment on Bush's referral to Prime Minister Aznar's presidency? Nor to the Times' notice of Bush referring to him as "Anzar"...
posted by mlaaker at 12:00 PM on June 12, 2001


Here's the weird thing about this. As you can all tell, I'm no Bush fan. But I also have this defense mechanism about Europe where I sort of feel like: "Hands off buddy! He's a moron, but he's our moron!"
posted by owillis at 1:33 PM on June 12, 2001


That sounds like something letterman would say Owillis!
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 2:14 PM on June 12, 2001


i think morons should be shared, ya know? comedians on both sides of the world need work.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:24 PM on June 12, 2001


Well, he'll go over great in France... ;)
posted by solistrato at 4:05 PM on June 12, 2001


In Spain, the head of government (called a prime minister in most parliamentary systems) is known as the President.
The link is to the constitution. (Shockingly, the Spanish refused to write it in English.)
posted by Octaviuz at 4:31 PM on June 12, 2001


Here's the weird thing about this. As you can all tell, I'm no Bush fan. But I also have this defense mechanism about Europe where I sort of feel like: "Hands off buddy! He's a moron, but he's our moron!"

Hey! He's not just your moron, he's our moron too.
posted by lagado at 4:35 PM on June 12, 2001


does anyone remember wacky packs, those stickers with funny product names like 'crust' for 'crest'(fine product) I feel the next for years will be like wacky packs. 8 pieces of satire with a stick of stale bubblegum.
posted by clavdivs at 5:17 PM on June 12, 2001


...next four years..forgot the 'u'. sorry, I was thinking of U-haul and canada
posted by clavdivs at 5:19 PM on June 12, 2001


I think the important question to ask here is,
Has Georgie Junior PUKED on anybody important yet???

If not, then so far we're doing okay.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:06 AM on June 13, 2001


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