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  •  Or President (7+ / 0-)

    I remember when Clinton went to Vietnam, people were lining up for days along the road just to see him pass.  I remember that whole Nigeria thing where he went to the old slave port and gave a speech, there were just seas of people, no effigies, no protests.  And especially with Vietnam, these weren't necessarily countries that we have a good track record with or our governments get along.  Now, if Bush goes to Britain for cripe's sake, he needs to do so under the cover of darkness in an unmarked plane, etc.

    •  Do you think he'll become St. Bill?? (0+ / 0-)

      ..since he is so popular

      The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. Thomas Jefferson

      by Thea VA on Thu May 25, 2006 at 04:24:48 PM PDT

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    •  did his security detail... (2+ / 0-)
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      Coherent Viewpoint, ama

      crush the plantings at English castles or wherever he stayed?

      did he have to bring his own cook, food, taster, etc., to avoid being poisoned or eating something new and different?

      did his staff gratuitously insult people in other countries?

      did they have to insulate him from the places he was visiting?

      I, too, have never been so embarrassed by my President - the ultimate ugly American.

      (I know, the original "Ugly American" was working with the people in the mountains of SE Asia - but the name has changed meaning since the book was published.)

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