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George Dubya by Ellerd on 7 September 2007 3:15pm
I'm devastated! The Australian taxpayer has spent $300 million protecting George W. Bush and other APEC leaders currently in Sydney, and Dubya doesn't even know where he is - or why he's here!

"United States President George Bush made one of his characteristic pronunciation bungles this morning welcoming business leaders to the "OPEC" meeting instead of the APEC meeting."

and then...

"Later in his speech, Mr Bush recounted how Mr Howard had gone to visit "Austrian troops" last year in Iraq. There are, in fact, no Austrian troops there. But Australia has about 1500 military personnel in and around the country."


Whoops! :-)
Re: George Dubya by suzulu on 7 September 2007 3:20pm
Ha ha haa! Just shows, his main interest is oil, oil, and more oil!
Re: George Dubya by sighthound on 7 September 2007 6:51pm
It's so embarassing to be an American these days. How could this country possibly have elected him even once, let alone twice?!! Emigration is looking better and better....
Re: George Dubya by JHorst on 7 September 2007 6:54pm
I have never felt that politicians or entertainers ever reflected or represented the true American personality or spirit. I think you should stay put, in a terrific country.
Re: George Dubya by tucsonmike on 7 September 2007 10:30pm
Stay put Geraldine. He is gone on January 20, 2009.
Re: George Dubya by Ellerd on 8 September 2007 8:13am
I suppose one advantage of the American system is that a president can only serve two terms. In Australia, a prime minister can theoretically stay for as long as he or she wants; we've now had eleven years of John Howard, and possibly three more years of him if he wins the upcoming election. And Howard has been pretty much stepping to George Bush's tune since 2001 - on Iraq, on foreign policy, on same-sex rights, on climate change. At least you guys know you'll be getting someone different next year.

Mike - I thought US presidential elections were always held in November, with the inauguration of the new president in early January?
Re: George Dubya by cheese on 8 September 2007 1:02pm
I'm gonna miss his little Bushism's when America returns to democracy in 2008.
Re: George Dubya by canaveralgumby on 8 September 2007 6:17pm
He just doesn't function well without the cocaine. Maybe we should have allowed him to govern WITH it.
Re: George Dubya by tucsonmike on 8 September 2007 8:58pm
Ellerd you are correct. The election will be held the first Tuesday in November, 2008. The inauguration is held on January 20th. This gives time for a transition period.
Bush, Cocaine? Surely you are not mixing him up with Sherlock Holmes LOL!

The entire mess is just making me bushed. (snooze)
Re: George Dubya by sighthound on 9 September 2007 5:33am
Cori, I think you are onto something. A cocaine infusion might just jumpstart some of his brain cells into actual working order.

I'm so depressed with the slate of potential Presidents. I like Obama's thinking but he will never be able to create a coalition to put those ideas into action. As much as I would LOVE a woman President, Clinton lost it on her vote for the Iraq war and her refusal to come out swinging, saying "We were lied to, you bastards!!!" Too many vested corporate interests are funding her now for her to speak the truth.

Thompson scared the hell out of me when he declared his candacity on Leno. The ghost of Reagan rises again where theatrical "presence" outweighs actually thought.

I've voted for McCain in the past when I lived in Arizona but I just do not accept his view on the Iraq war. Ron Paul is totally amusing and I totally agree with him on many issues and I would fight him to the death over others.

So, at the moment, my pick is Edwards but I'd promote an Edwards/Obama or an Obama/Edwards ticket.

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