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Friday, July 11, 2008

Germans Give In To Meanies, Again.

What is it with the German people? Some jerk comes along and orders you around and you just jump into line, salute, and do as your told? Das ist nicht gut.

Now comes word that the Germans were pressured by the Bush Administration to not allow Barack Obama to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate. According to the Washington Post:

The German government strongly denied Friday that it had been pressured by the Bush administration to discourage Sen. Barack Obama from giving an address in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate during his upcoming European tour.

Obama's campaign has declined to confirm the dates of his trip, but politicians here continued to squabble over where, exactly, to lay out the red carpet for the presumptive Democratic nominee, who, in contrast to President Bush, is very popular with the German public.

The German tabloid Bild reported that Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert M. Kimmitt may have played the heavy when he told a group of German businessmen, "It would be nice if the German government would focus on strengthening its contacts to us rather than already beginning to look for our successors."

What exactly will happen if Obama speaks there? Is the President that afraid of his oratory skills? Seems like the dumbest thing they could do. Now, everyone will assume that Obama would've given this amazing speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate, creating an indelible moment in history, were it not for the Obama-hating Bush administration. What if he gave a speech and fell flat on his face? What if it was panned? Guess we'll never know...

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