Confused Bush lost for words in “Austria”

Oops, he did it again.

President George W. Bush thanked his “Austrian” hosts and expressed his enjoyment of being at the OPEC summit in Sydney yesterday. Of course, he’s in Australia and it’s the APEC summit, but what’s a few mis-pronounced names between friends?

It gave us a few laughs to follow the stunt pulled by The Chasers on Thursday (which they followed up, by the way, with another stunt yesterday – running around Sydney in cardboard box cars with Canadian flags affixed – of course, they were stopped by the police within two minutes, searched with sniffer dogs and told to go away. I can’t wait to see the show next Wednesday night!), which gave enormous relief from the public love-fest between Howard and Bush (which continues even now – Enough boys already!! We get it – you’re mates. While you might think that’s great, we don’t care!! And people are starting to talk!!). Continue reading “Confused Bush lost for words in “Austria””

Osama hiding in Canada??

Sally McLeanI think the stunt pulled by “The Chasers War on Everything” yesterday in Sydney at the APEC summit was hilarious. Yes, it was risky and could have ended disastrously – I mean, you don’t want to go putting yourself in the line of fire of ever-alert snipers when you’re dressed as Osama bin Laden, especially when your objective is to get as close to the US President as you can, but the fact they managed to get a fake motorcade through TWO security checkpoints, flying the Canadian flag – when the Canadian contingent haven’t even landed in Australia yet – and got within 10 meters of George Bush’s hotel … well, that is risky, but very funny to the average Australian.

Chas Licciardello from “The Chaser” dressed as Osama bin LadenCall us irreverent – we are. Call us disrespectful – we’re only that when we feel someone doesn’t deserve our respect. I’m pretty sure they weren’t having a go at the Canadians, using their flag would have been simply a means to an end. I’m pretty sure, knowing the program, that they were intending to simply see how far they could get before someone stopped them. And they got pretty far … as every news service here has commented on. Continue reading “Osama hiding in Canada??”