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Germans Look Forward to Upcoming Bush Visit

Hundreds of thousands of Germans flooded the streets this week for the traditional “Rose Monday” festival, part of the Catholic carnival season.

In Mainz, one of the floats was decorated with an effigy of GWB while German Christian-Democrat Opposition leader Angela Merkel is shown climbing a ladder into Bush’s butt. The sign above says “Re-Opening.” Despite the fact that Bush is visiting Germany on February 23 and many complaints were received about the float, organizers refused to cave into censorship.

Comforting to see that in an increasingly interdependent global marketplace, the US is generating so much good spirit. I’m betting sales of Big Macs aren’t exactly soaring.


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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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