posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 10:47 AM
BUSH: CLAP ME OR NO EU SPEECH
Mar 8 2003
By Paul Gilfeather
GEORGE Bush pulled out of a speech to the European Parliament when MEPs wouldn't guarantee a standing ovation.
Senior White House officials said the President would only go to Strasbourg to talk about Iraq if he had a stage-managed welcome.
A source close to negotiations said last night: "President Bush agreed to a speech but insisted he get a standing ovation like at the State of the
"His people also insisted there were no protests, or heckling.
Its getting pretty pathetic. Bush can't go anywhere on the planet without meeting hatred and scorn. He's going to England this week and the people
there are gonna burn an effigy of him. Its sad....
I don't think Clinton had this problem, did he?
[Edited on 17-11-2003 by Colonel]