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Bush's Special Friend

You know times are tough when the American president and the British prime minister start talking about the good ol' days of the Blitz.

President Bush and Prime Minister Gordon Brown found themselves in such a situation yesterday as they faced the cameras in the Rose Garden. Unpopular wars and economic crises have dragged both men to standings not seen since the World War II era: Bush is now the most consistently unpopular president since Truman, and Brown's support has plunged faster than Neville Chamberlain's after he appeased Hitler.

And so it was, perhaps, inevitable, that the beleaguered pair would start off their news conference talking about Winston Churchill and the "Special Relationship."

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By Dana Milbank  | April 18, 2008; 1:31 PM ET
Categories:  George Bush  
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If the mommy party files for divorce from the daddy party, who will get custody of the citizens? Will the daddy party have to pay support? Eh?

Posted by: asakeef | April 19, 2008 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Amazing how you even find a way to negatively spin conventional diplomatic chatter.

Posted by: DTangfield | April 27, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Neville Chamberlain had heavy popular support to appease Hitler and only "warmongers" were against it. Deladier in France too was surprised when he came from Munich Conference and the people showed full support.
The British Premier was a believer but the French Premier knowed better.

Posted by: Alex | April 28, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

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