The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Thursday, February 24, 2005

              Hola Amigo
Since Zapatero, Spain's Prime Minister, decided to betray the US and withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq, the Bush Administration has been ignoring him. After Bush's re-election, Zapatero called to congratulate Bush but was told to call back some other time. And ever since, he has been trying everything he can to actually talk to Bush.
But ever since his election, Zapatero has spent much of his time shadowing Bush and attempting to shake his hand. On Wednesday, he was waiting in the shadows, and made his move when Bush was talking to Tony Blair. Bush, who I suspect didn't really know who Zapatero was said “hola amigo” and continued talking to Blair. Meanwhile, Zapatero walked off smiling away like a child with a new pair of shoes. The exchange was so brief Spanish newspapers had a nightmare trying to find a photograph of the “great meeting.” To make matters worse a Spanish government spokesperson said that Bush and Zapatero had a “cordial exchange.” (They forget to mention it lasted about two seconds.)
|| Nudnik 3:12 PM
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