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  •  Oh and a Brit article (4+ / 0-)
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    from last week  too.

    Did David Cameron Snub Obama for Tennis? - The Daily Beast

    It would be hard to make this stuff up. After a year of embarrassing revelations about British Prime Minister David Cameron’s cozy relationship with senior staff at Rupert Murdoch’s News International, two of his most well-connected old friends—Rebekah and Charlie Brooks—have just landed him in another fine mess.

    Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

    by ceebs on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 03:03:19 PM PDT

    •  Ha, just read that story, (1+ / 0-)
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      must say it seems more likely that Charlie was aggrandising himself than it being the truth.

      Cameron is a twerp but I just can't see him blowing off a call from Obama for a third set of tennis.

      Also seems unlikely that Obama would just casually ring Checkers.

      Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

      by AnnetteK on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 04:02:59 PM PDT

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      •  well theres a suggestion (3+ / 0-)
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        that it's a standard way of dealing with annoying guests. after an hour, the butler turns up ( or an aide or whatever) and says "Excuse me Prime Minister president X is on the telephone" which gives The prime minister the chance to blow the current engagement off as there's something important to do if he wants to. However if he's enjoying himself, he can say, tell him I'll ring back, so aides vanish and leave him to enjoy his time off, at the same time giving the guest the warm fuzzies that the PM has chosen time with him over Important affairs of state.

        Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

        by ceebs on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 04:15:41 PM PDT

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