A tough day's work for George but, tomorrow, ALBANIA!
first, bush was apparently distracted when he was briefed on the protocol for meeting the pope, and that he had forgotten what he had been told before previous meetings didn't help...
Meeting the pope, Bush said: "Good to be with you, sir." Italian journalists noted the breach in protocol: the pope is formally addressed as "Your Holiness."
then there was a car problem...
The president's stretch - armour-plated - limo stalled while he returned from the Vatican to the US embassy. A statement on American engineering?
and, after all that, there were those annoying demonstrators...
After the talks [with the Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi], riot police used tear gas against anti-Bush demonstrators.
ah, but everything will be SO much better when he gets to albania tomorrow...
The city [Tirana] and the country have been in a state of almost permanent excitement for weeks for the first-ever visit by a US president to this small, Western Balkan country.
Travelling in from the airport on the newly constructed road you are immediately confronted with billboard after billboard proclaiming the visit.
"Albania welcomes President Bush" and "President Bush in Albania, making history" the signs read.
A picture of Mr Bush beams down from giant posters.
i'm sure he'll forget all about italy in no time at all...
"Albania is for sure the most pro-American country in Europe, maybe even in the world," [Tirana] Mayor Edi Rama told the newspaper. "Nowhere else can you find such respect and hospitality for the president of the United States. Even in Michigan, he wouldn't be as welcome."
nope, for sure, i don't think he'd be as welcome in michigan... Submit To Propeller
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