Bushs Grabsch-Gate (Video)
Greg Tinti’s video of President Bush touching German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s shoulder has been picked up by Der Spiegel.
“Unser PrÃ¤sident, der Drive-by-BelÃ¤stiger”, empÃ¶rt sich Bloggerin Lindsay Beyerstein. “Wie jeder geÃ¼bte Grabscher” habe Bush einfach weggesehen, als die Kanzlerin vor seiner BerÃ¼hrung zurÃ¼ckgeschreckt sei. Er habe sie einfach sitzen lassen, “als sei das alles ihr Problem”. Blogger Greg Tinti fasst die Episode schlicht unter der Ãœberschrift “Grabsch-Gate” zusammen.
For those not fluent in German–and mine’s quite rusty–here are some translations.
“our president, the drive by Belaestiger”, is indignant Bloggerin Lindsay Beyerstein. “as each experienced Grab” Bush away-saw simple, than the Kanzlerin before its contact back-frightened. It let it sit simply, “as if that is everything their problem”. Blogger Greg Tinti summarizes the episode simply under the heading “grave CH gate”.
“Our president, the drive by BelÃ¤stiger”, is indignant Bloggerin Lindsay Beyerstein. “As each experienced Grab” Bush away-saw simple, than the Kanzlerin before its contact back-frightened. It let it sit simply, “as if that is everything their problem”. Blogger Greg Tinti summarizes the episode simply under the heading “grave CH gate”.
Judge for yourself.
UPDATE: Strangely, the London Guardian blog picked up that same set up bloggers the next day (July 28) and puts it this way:
American bloggers, however, appear unconvinced. One, Uncle Dave, wonders whether Ms Merkel should bring a sexual harassment case against the US president, while Lindsay Beyerstein describes Bush as a “drive-by harasser”. Greg Tinti, meanwhile, at Outside the Beltway calls the encounter “Gropergate“.
Let me translate that for you!
Ã¢??Our President, the Drive-by-OolesterÃ¢??, writes Blogger Lindsay Beyerstein. Ã¢??Like every experienced GrabberÃ¢?? Bush simply looked away As the Chancelor Merkel frightened off by his physical contact. He had simply walked away from her Ã¢??as if everything would only be her problem.” Blogger Greg Tinti summerizes this episode simply underneath a headline Ã¢??Grabsch-GateÃ¢??. (Grabsch = Grab)””
If you read the article you will find ashort discussion about the diffrent viewpoints to that grab-attack. the germans would never see that as a case of sexual harrassment. its more rude behaviour that we see. and typical “bush behaviour”.
that should have read “drive-by-molester” sorry for the typos.
Bush is drive-by Olestra!? All that mountain biking has made him fat-free!!!
Righto, Val. Here’s the upshot of the German piece:
Our inability to separate physical intimacy from sexuality – – and, for that matter, nudity from sexuality – – is a cultural embarassment.
actually I don’t speak german and I think that was the easiest version to read!