Friday, August 04, 2006

Bush's Backrub Game

Repelled by the Bush-Merkel backrub scene? Relieve your angst by playing with yourself here: Bush back-rub game. Here is the story from AP

German Chancellor shrugs off Bush backrub

July 21, 2006
- NEW YORK - Take the leader of the free world giving a quick back massage to the German chancellor and you've got one of the most watched videos in cyberspace.

It barely runs five seconds. But in that time you see President Bush walk up behind Angela Merkel and quickly rub her shoulders. Merkel, apparently shocked, throws her arms up as Bush walks away. The incident happened during a summit in Russia. is among the Web sites where the video is getting plenty of play. Other sites have still pictures of the incident. It was even the butt of jokes on the "Daily Show."

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University of Virginia politics professor Larry Sabato says it's more proof that these days, public figures have to be more careful than ever. As Sabato puts it, "almost any male alive today knows that you don't offer uninvited massages to any female, much less the Chancellor of Germany."
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