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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, February 25, 2005

No gains in Mainz, it's not like in Des Plaines

Oh, this is way too good to pass up. Apparently, Germany isn't the propaganda capital Bush remembers from his days when he was a history major (snicker, snicker. Like he can remember anything from that era anyway).

He thought he was gonna set up one of his "town hall" meetings there. You know, by invitation only, and all questions prescreened and only of the softball variety? But the German's aren't buying his load of crap like our media would. "Sorry, meine freunde", they said. If you want to meet with the people, it's gonna have to be with real people, not planted sympathizers.

That appears to be too risky for dubya and company. The event, which was supposed to be the cornerstone of his visit to Germany, has been canceled. And, get this, because of scheduling conflicts. Yeah, he was supposed to be at a photo op at that time, and not a real live, potentially embarrasing brush with the truth.

US President George W. Bush arrived in Frankfurt on Wednesday morning. He won't be meeting with the people here, but he will be meeting with a handpicked bunch of Germany's future business and political leaders. Posted by Hello

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in the mainstream media. No mention of it yet, but I imagine after the blog world gets ahold of it, they'll have to address the issue eventually.

The countdown starts now. How soon until this shows up on the evening news? And what kind of spin will it have achieved when it gets there? We shall see.

Correction: Okay, okay! The American mainstream media hasn't picked up on the story yet. The link above leads to a German newspaper, which qualifies as MSM. Sheesh! Some people are soooo picky.


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