Monday, April 25, 2005

How Sweet ...

"Love is in the Air, or
Bush Urges Saudis to Boost Oil Production":
". . . Bush gave Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler a warm embrace and a kiss on both cheeks in welcome. Bush kept a firm, guiding grip on his guest's hand as they walked up the path, past a field of bluebonnets that the president took care to point out . . ."
The pictures of them holding hands reminded me of the Shiny Happy People montage in Fahrenheit 9/11.

How Sweet,


Gothamimage said...

Recall what Bush said in 2000? He was gonna "open the spigots." Not the bigots - now he is getting around to it, because it costs so much to fill an SUV, plus the Iraq oil won't come online for years.

True Blue Liberal said...

If you follow the Washington Post link now you don't get the same article. The wording is slightly changed to omit the handholding:
"Bush greeted Abdullah with a warm handshake and traditional kisses on both cheeks, before slowly leading the 81-year-old Saudi leader up a walkway lined with Texas bluebonnets and into the meeting in an office at his ranch."
Much less evocative. Much less lovey-dovey.