Monday, November 21, 2005

No escape for Bush

In case you hadn't seen this yet: President Bush tried to escape from a hostile press conference in China, only to be thwarted by a locked door.

If it had ben Winston Peters, no doubt he'd be accusing the photographer and media pack of "treason"...


Is that a Dalek behind him, or
merely one of his fundamentalist
aides de camp...?

;) Craig Y

Posted by Anonymous : 11/21/2005 03:10:00 PM

Yeah, it does look Daleky, doesn't it? But while there was a Red Dalek (in The Dalek master Plan), I'm fairly certain it wasn't gold-on-red.

Sorry, geek moment.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 11/21/2005 04:10:00 PM

Ah, well. A few years back, I was at a meeting where a (current) Minister got a pretty rough reception and tried to slip out a locked door. Instead of making a joke out of a trivial but embarrasing incident (as Bush did), she kicked it, called the moderator a fucking bastard in passing, then stomped out of the hall muttering obscenitites under her breath.

I won't name her because she did have the good grace to apologise to organisers the next morning, and I've had my share of public attacks of arseholism. :) And I couldn't deny I probably had more fun that night than anyone covering a diplomatic presser in Beijing.

Pink Panda:
Yes, it during some UN Security Council meeting. Of course - in a classic case of damned if you, damned if you don't - I guess if Bush has just got up and walked out during a delegate's speech we'd all be frothing about what a rude, ill-bred ugly American Bush is showing his naked contempt for the UN.

Posted by Craig Ranapia : 11/22/2005 08:42:00 AM

Given "Parting of the Ways," it
has now been established that
the Daleks are fundamentalists
who hate themselves at the
moment, so it's entirely possible
that the bad colour scheme isn't

Perhaps the Daleks have seized
control of Bush's mind?? Given
its tiny size, that would be
comparatively easy. Hence, the
jerky appearance is his strings
being pulled.

Craig Y. ;)

Posted by Anonymous : 11/22/2005 10:43:00 AM

The video of the door incident:


Posted by Anonymous : 11/23/2005 12:41:00 AM