I don't like the whole tone of the coverage, either. Why criticize personal conduct, rather than policies (cf. Clinton and Lewinsky)? My impression was that Bush acted impulsively. It was ill-advised, seeing as she's the first female German Chancellor, and people expect her to be as "dignified" as Thatcher, and to try to keep her personal life out of politics (her husband maintains a very low public profile). However, Bush seemed to be acting spontaneously, so why is this "news"? Israel might be moving into Lebanon within the next 24 hours, North Korea is being as unpredictable as ever, Iran's president has revealed himself to be a Nazi in a personal letter to Merkel, not for the first time, and Afghanistan, Iraq, the Congo, and Somalia are absolutely chaotic.
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7/22/06 at 1:04pm