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Monday, July 17, 2006

"Yo Blair", Dubya's got something to say!

I saw on the news tonight George Bush and Tony Blair being caught out with the microphones still being on, whilst they chewed the fat at the G8 Summit. Bush was saying that a key to defusing the Middle East crisis was for "Hezbollah to stop doing this shit". Blair mumbled a load of nonsequiters, mostly humming along to George. The recording picks up as Bush, apparently expected to make remarks, declares: "I'm just going to make it up. I'm not going to talk too damn long like the rest of them. Some of these guys talk too long."

This made Bush look like a man who sees world troubles as some kind of gridiron scuffle and Blair as a man with not a lot original to say. The verbatim recording revealed Blair's convuluted thought processes. Both men seemed to be talking but not really listening, at times, to each other! At least the American networks played the tape. Thankfully they are growing up politically and journalistically.

In full: Bush and Blair's unguarded chat (from the BBC). Actually, I think they cut a bit!!


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