Bush Gives German Chancellor Merkel A Backrub

The press has given this incident light coverage, and says that Chanellor Merkel of Germany smiled as our President gave her a backrub at the G8 summit this weekend. Take a look at these photos, does she look like she’s enjoying it to you?

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Is our president a smooth operator or what?!!

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77 Responses to Bush Gives German Chancellor Merkel A Backrub

  1. c says:

    My exchange student from Japan would beg to differ with you Nancy. So would my Ukrainian exchange student. They marvelled at our freedoms and many other exchange students came because they knew that in the US they could get medical situations taken care of that they couldn’t get back home. Their parents WHOLEHEARTEDLY sent their most precious possessions (their children) to MY HOUSE and houses like mine because they believed it was really good for their kids to come to the USA. The USA is looked at a a compassionate power by many many people in other countries, and since they are silent and “the squeaky wheel gets the oil” (meaning that the people yelling out against America get the press) we don’t see how much we are admired and loved by people all over the world. Only the people who -believe the press- and don’t really see America are misinformed. We give more to the World than the World will ever give back to us. Did you know that aside from what our Country gives to the World, individual Americans have contributed MORE than that? Oprah, and others are giving and giving billions beyond the billions that USA gives to the world.. and what does the USA get in return? We have to fight for World Peace when other countries sit back and watch as millions are murdered, because they know we can’t stand to see cruelty like that in OUR World! (my Airforce Nephew and everyone he knows on base have spoken of how they are PROUD to be in Iraq and Korea and that they KNOW they are doing the right thing based on what they see in those countries.) Stop reading the press and start talking to actual people who know what they think as individuals and you will be shocked at how much they admire us. If you hate America, how do you feel about AlQueda? What are YOU prepared to do about it? If you see a problem on your plane and go fix it or shut up! As for our leader, I have never seen a seated leader get praise, other than Reagan. All the others were voted in and complained about until they left. Honestly, if the Country votes someone in, realize that you are going to like some things and dislike other things that this person does and live with it. Write and complain to the people who REALLY make things happen… your Senators and Congressmen!! That changes the political fabric much more than President Bashing.

  2. Samantha says:

    It’s another Bush faux pas, not to be ignored or minimized. The objectification of women isn’t a laughing matter, especially when a world leader displays such inappropriate behavior.

  3. Zeke Wakefield says:

    I voted for Bush, – TWICE. I sent the GOP money during those elections. I am an hourly wage earner. I am a member of the NRA. We made Al Goge lose his OWN HOME STATE; – with a little help from Gore the Bore himself that is. I think Georgie Boy looks a hellava lot better sneaking up on a German frauline than John Kerry crawling on his belly through mud (as he said he does)trying to sneak up on a deer. I think George Bush, The President of The United States, (I luv saying that),showed the world,- through A-hole ba-fun-gouhl-pabarazi and Mike Wallace type media pond-scum – that he is capable of carrying his own shot goose, unlike “Oooo I’ve got another boo-boo get me another bandaid and Purple Heart” John Kerry. I think I never came across a more golden opportunity to do some likewise wiseass ass rubbing than to say here and now, loud and clear: Ha ha ha ha ha WE WON AND YOU LOST, WE WON AND YOU, LOST WE WON AND YOU LOST; – HA, HA, HA, HA, HA. Screw all you voters of the candidates of Osama Bend Over. Go get um’ Cowboy!!!

  4. Donna Teresa says:

    Oh My goodness!!! I don’t care whether or not he looked good freakin’ sneaking up on the German Chancellor. HE IS THE MUDDER FRUCKIN PRESIDENT!!!!… ACT LIKE ONE

  5. Nick says:

    I would be very interested in hearing what Chancellor Merkel has to say about this incident.

    Unless they are already close friends, it was not appropriate for Pres. Bush to touch her in that manner. In the American workplace, for example, unwanted touching could concievably lead to sexual harassment allegation. However, Chancellor Merkel could have easily calmly told him that she didn’t appreciate it and to stop. Instead, she reacted very visibly and contributed to the sensationalism of the news stories.

    Bottom line: He shouldn’t have touched her and she could have been more diplomatic in her reaction.

  6. Zeke Wakefield says:

    Chancellor Schmanzella. The land of the Fuhrer ani’t been worth a weinerschnitzel since Patton rolled through. In fact the ENTIRE FRIGGIN’ WORLD should get down on its knees and kiss the US President’s feet that the country he represents could’ve, but CHOSE NOT TO enslave the entire planet while it had that brief window of opportunity between Hiroshima, (8/45), and the Ruskies giat firecracker 4 years later. Damn ingrates!

  7. Larry Huckabee says:

    I feel sure this incident was purely innocent. It is a crying shame that so many people are looking at every move he makes and they seem to think he is stupid or crazy, remember he is a human being stop taking potshots at the poor man. I shudder to think about the shape our country would be in now if it were in the hands of Hillary, or Al gore.

  8. Stephen says:

    To me it looks like a power play on his part. In fact I’m sure that’s what it is.

  9. Tracy says:

    To the person who mentioned Clinton doing such a thing: are you kidding? Does the name Monica Lewinsky mean anything to you? If nothing else Bush is honest unlike your hero Clinton who blatantly lied to the American public about his “relations with that woman”. A backrub come on, we don’t know why or what they had been talking about to inspire this action. Lighten up people and enjoy life a little.

  10. Hello says:

    Wow, Cindy…too much drama…take it down a notch…really not that DEEP!

    As a (strong) professional woman I believe your comments are way too rigid and Americans in general need to lighten up because we are too formal. Americans “seek men as gods” and even God knows how to chill out and not be so anal! The touch wasn’t that deep…I find it funny how we look for someone to “hate” in politics when most politicians are cut from the same cloth. Working for legislators and in studying political science I found that the majority of politicians had to have similar personalities and ideologies and really got along in private in order to hold such positions. They only formally show differences in order to get into their positions. However, formal research and common sense show that people (at the core – not succumbing to socialization by pretentious Western “protocol”) really prefer human leaders who are willing to show their humanity – yes, even in public at a G8 summit!

  11. Hello says:

    Thank you Friedhelm and “C”. As a 1st genration American and black female who knows poverty first-hand and came out due in part because of what my mother was able to afford me by moving to this country, I wholeheartedly agree and appreciate your comments! If there is one thing the rest of the world hates about America, is its lay citizens who DON’T take advantage of the education and resources in America and succumb to ignorance by relying on sound bites!

  12. Golda M. says:

    Clinton was an incredible statesman, Bush is not. Stop trying to compare Clinton’s fling behind closed doors, to Bush not knowing how to handle himself in public.

  13. Nancy says:

    The man is a lunatic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. GINGER says:

    WHERE CAN LIVE FOOTAGE BE SEEN? RE: PHOTOS WHO CARES???

  15. D.R.M. says:

    If one dislikes this President as much as I (I consider him to be the worst President in American history),it doesn’t take much to find fault in almost everything he does. His reactions to conflict and discord,in almost every instance,are generally inappropriate and bizarre! His entire persona is characterized by incidents and reactions similar to the one at hand. He is laughed at,mocked,hated,ridiculed and considered totally inept by three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants! The “massage incident” is typical of George W. Bush’s mindset. It’s also typical of at least 80% of the Republican Party. The current Congress represents the most divisive,meanspirited,aloof,unconcerned,conceited bunch of blow-hards ever assembled! The average and below average person gets shafted. The rich and powerful stay that way! That’s the Republican Party. Oh,by the way, many Democrats have “cowardly” and methodically taken on some of the characteristics of the Republicans. Why? Simple. They want to keep their jobs and perks and influence. I don’t blame them! How would you like to give yourself a raise and have universal health care? How about an almost immediate “full pension” at any age? I could go on and on. But,it’s time to bid a fond farewell. By the way, I know of a pretty good place for a “massage”.

  16. Christine says:

    I term “twit” comes to mind when I view this series of photos.
    George Bush – Worst president ever! (except for Regan)

  17. Sig655 says:

    He made a German Spectical of himself.
    Ladies and Gentlemen, the leader of the free world.

  18. frank says:

    yahvol mein dumfuk!

  19. Jeanie says:

    BUSH-What a FREAK-Do any of you Junior Bush lovers have eyes??? Rubbing a leader of another country at a political convention is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE (for normal people). I never voted for him and never would. Won’t vote for his brother either. Clinton may have had relations with women while in office, but it was in PRIVATE. Bush sees women as objects not as equals.

  20. Hildegard says:

    #

    Hi everyone

    I’m a girl from Germany. I’d like to give some information on the reaction from Germanys Kanzlerin. (Kanzler is german for Chancellor, Kanzlerin is the female form)

    Ms. Merkel has not made a comment about the incident. A German gouvernment spokesperson said, that ” The Kanzlerin will not comment on this. It is an American discussion anyway.”

    In German press, the incident itself was not mentioned at all (except as a pagefiller for one or two gutter papers). But now, as american Blogs make a big deal of it, it gets in the news here, too. Mut it’s mostly considered irrelevant.

    And yes!

    Mr. Bush stayed in Germany for a week-long visit this month. They had a Barbecue together. Mr. Bush and Ms. Merkel are said to be friends.

    And yes!

    Ms. Merkel is married. Her husband is a university-professor he is not into politics. They have no kids. But she’s not “needy”.

    And yes!
    She is not a supermodel. Her style used ho be much worse though, befrore she was in international politics. i.e. before she could afford a stylist.

    And yes!
    Her politics is antisocial neo-conservative crap.

    And yes!
    If Ms. Merkel had been our Chancellor when your W-Chief startet that damn war against his daddys favorite enemy Saddam, our soldiers would be with yours in Iraq.
    Fortunately she was not. The previous Chancellor was a dumbass, too but he knew that 1,000,000 people on a demonstration for peace might want to tell him something.
    Did I mention, that German Constitution says thar the German Army is for defense and nothing but defense? Did I mention that Germans tend to be pissed if politicians try to ignore the fact?

    And yes!
    We’re definitely pissed about defending germany at the Hindukusch-Mountains in Afghanistan.

    bye
    Hildegard

    p.S. For those of you, who were wondering what a Chancellor is:
    Germany has a President who has no power at all. He is official head of state and has a “mere representation” job. This is currently a man named Horst Koehler. The Chancellor is the head of Gouvernment. Angela Merkel is the first woman ever on that job. It is the job with the biggest power in Germany. But she decides much less than Presidents do in most other states. There is a moderate portion of power left with judges and state ministers.

    Why? Because Germany has made very bad experiences about a madman with too much power about 70 years ago. Nowadays we like to keep different domains of authority with separate jobs. Even Germans are able to learn from history. ;-)

  21. Randall Wall says:

    THis Democrat says “good job”, at least he had his pants up when he did it :)

  22. Nathan S. says:

    Wow, thats amazing she looks horrified, she says “are you serious, dont touch me!!” hah what an idiot, bush really lives up to himself there

  23. Simon says:

    haha, does this guy actually think about anything before he does it?? Good God.. In fact I only just looked at my fridge magnet with Bush saying.. and I quote.. “will the highways on the internet become more few?” nuff said..

  24. Erik says:

    Looks pretty slimey on Bush’s part

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