Laura! Was I supposed to call someone?

Having finished his Thanksgiving burger (must have been the size of Texas), George Bush has, finally, spared Gerry Adams’ blushes and got someone to find that phone number – although the call is reported more like a monologue than a conversation.

Despite the optimistic comments from Mitchel McLauglin that are also in the report, Adams claims to have promoted the idea of further White House intervention “I told him that we may need help at the White House to deliver”.

But, as predicted yesterday by Mark Devenport, certain murals weren’t mentioned, although I don’t think diplomacy had much to do with their omission.

No mention either of Sinn Féin’s recent call for US military planes to be barred from Shannon Airport

I would have thought it was a perfect opportunity to have a chat about that particular Sinn Féin policy.

  • maca

    Just watched Fahrenheit 9/11 today. Good film. Even more amazed now that they allowed that sack back into the Whitehouse.

    There was a good scene where some young guys were asked about the war in Iraq and if they would join the army. They said they saw pictures of Bagdad and said it resembled their home in Michigan, and that they haven’t had a war in Michigan.
    Bush has enough problems at home to deal with, as well as all the new problems he’s creating abroad. I think there’s little he could do in NI and he might be better off placing his attention elsehwere.

  • Mick Fealty

    Maca,

    Moore’s film may be a lot of things, but it’s hardly a reliable form journalism. I suspect that for every Democrat it got to the polls to vote him out, it got more Republicans to go and vote to keep him in.

  • James

    Can we declare this a Bush-free zone while we figure out a way to outsource the guy?

    I need the calm to aid the digestion of tonight’s turkey enchaladas. Pass the RollAids please.

    Only 1513 Bush days left.

  • Davros

    NI needs decent Mexican food 🙂

  • maca

    Mick,
    Oh I know that of course. Some of those interviewed had some interesting things to say though.

  • Pat Mc Larnon

    Pete,

    you seem to have a fair idea of what was and wasn’t discussed and also the type of conversation involved, are you just rumour mongering or have you a source in the White House.

  • James

    “NI needs decent Mexican food :)”

    How about Japanese?

    I’ve got a hankerin’ to start up another location of Sonora Jim’s Tropical Fish Bonanza, Bait Shoppe & Sushi Bar.

  • Davros

    I never took to Japanese food 🙂

  • James

    “I never took to Japanese food :)”

    Whassamatta you? Ya don’t like to chase your food around the table?

    That’s where the bait shop angle comes in.

  • Young Fogey

    I loooove Japanese food. And I’ve found a really good and relatively cheap Japanese restaurant. Unfortunately it’s 7 miles away, way South of the river, but well worth the trip.

  • Davros

    Are you in London ? There’s a Japanese restaurant beside my old local on Cricklewood lane.

  • Young Fogey

    I’m in Bayswater. Cricklewood isn’t too far away, but the really good, cheap, one is in Tooting Bec. We used to have a really cheap one on Queensway as well, but it’s now a Malaysian noodle bar.

  • Davros

    I remember the Queensway one. Bayswater, eh? What you doing slumming it here ? 😉

  • Davros

    While I think of it, there used to be a wonderful restaurant at the top of Childs Hill- several doors along from “The Castle Pub” that had great food and didn’t have set charges, you paid what you thought it was worth.