|Bush and Blair Lock in Passionate Embrace During Press Conference - November 13th 2004|
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and United States President George W Bush surprised journalists in their scheduled press conference today by coming away from their podiums and sharing what political commentators have described as “a passionate kiss” and “Yee Ha! George W’s scored.”
The kiss, which lasted for approximately 15 seconds, was described as example of how the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States had progressed to another level:
“The United Kingdom stands shoulder to shoulder, forehead to forehead, tongue to tonsils with the United States.” Tony Blair had stated only moments before the embrace, “I intend to show the world I am fully committed to President Bush following his re-election.”
Following the event, Mr Bush returned to his podium.
“Prime Minister Blair is a great kisser!” he declared.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair shocked the world when he kissed President Bush passionately during a press conference in the White House
Although the timing surprised journalists, the actual event had been on the cards for several months as British political commentator Keith Wilson explained:
“The fact that Prime Minister Blair kissed George Bush is of no great surprise – it was always a matter of when. I suppose, the fact that they dined alone together last night shows that they were intending on building up to it, but we shouldn’t be surprised by it. The fact that Mr Blair has chosen to play the kiss tonight is now what we have to try and work out.”
The kiss will no doubt strike a further blow for Labour back benchers who had hoped for a Kerry victory in order to stop the images of Blair standing firmly by a right wing Republican President’s side.
American political commentators were equally excited by the event:
“The fact that George Bush has shared a kiss with Prime Minister Blair is very significant, I mean this is a man who is opposed to Gay Marriage,” Commentator Chuck Hankman noted, “What is he trying to say with this kiss? That Gay marriage is wrong, but it’s ok to have a gay ‘bit on the side?’
“Personally, I think its just the end result of a Romeo and Juliet style affair. He is a progressive left wing politician with strong liberal ties. The other he is a right wing republican opposed to gay marriage. I guess they were always going to end up together, I just want the film license.”
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