Saturday, June 14, 2008
Bush Says Farewell to Europe
As you probably know, President Bush is in Europe this week on a boondoggle, excuse me, farewell tour to the powers that be in France, Germany, Italy, England, and Slovenia. (If only this could have happened four or eight years ago!) In a moment of great diplomacy, Bush reportedly told the Pope Friday, "Your eminence, you're looking good."
Demonstrations are planned for his stay here in Paris this weekend although the visit is generating more of a yawn than any serious agitation. (The exception being complaints about the terrible traffic and inconvenience due to closures of roads and certain subway entrances.) All of Europe is far more interested in soccer this week with the European Cup underway. For us Americans, it is a blessing to be ignored rather than embarrassed.