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5.09.2005

Bust a Move for Democracy

Bush was greeted by the Western-leaning President Saakashvili of Georgia and taken on a tour of Tbilisi, the capital. Music and dance groups performed for the two men.

As Bush was leaving the performance, he took onlookers by surprise -- including those from his home country -- when he started dancing briefly.

Hands on his hips, he shook side to side for a few seconds, then took a few steps, turned around and did it again.

First lady Laura Bush seemed caught off guard as well, first clapping along then pointing to her husband and gently touching his back.

After waving to the watching crowd, Bush began to step into a car. Only putting his feet in, the president stood on the car's floor, raised his hands above his head and waved them back and forth to the music as he grinned widely.

Despite the playful atmosphere, Bush's arrival in Georgia -- from Moscow -- carried great political significance.
George just felt at home in Georgia, dassit and dassall.

1 Comments:

At 9:50 AM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

After a day's activities in Moscow, the Bushes were scheduled only to take a short stroll around Tbilisi's elegant old town with Saakashvili and his wife and then retire for the night. Bush is known not to enjoy sightseeing and often finishes such events early. But Saakashvili arranged for an elaborate series of dance shows. Every time one ended, another began and the boyish 37-year-old Georgian president kept glancing over to see if Bush was enjoying himself.

It seemed he was. Bush ended up clapping enthusiastically, bobbing his head to the beat and finally gyrating his hips. He got so excited that he jumped onto the stage and posed for pictures. "Yeah! Yeah!" he yelled, cheering a 6-year-old boy who danced with furious energy.

He even let himself be talked into an impromptu dinner at a restaurant with Saakashvili and his wife, something he rarely does, stretching the 30-minute window allotted for his arrival to a full hour and 46 minutes.

"Great food," he exclaimed on leaving. "Really good food. I recommend getting a bite here."

 

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