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Monday, September 06, 2010

Bush: Sensitive, literary first lady

Did she say: Let them eat cake????

The Chronicle Herald: Bush is mostly discreet about revealing her thoughts on the people and issues she encountered between 2001 and 2009. When she and the president hosted Chinese President Hu Jintao, for example, a woman protested noisily about Chinese persecution of Falun Gong believers. Bush states only that she and George were embarrassed to have a state visit so rudely interrupted....


And here is the memorable Human Rights moment that the first lady was referring to in her book that happened on 20 April 2006:


Drudge flash:

FLASH: Chinese heckler disrupts Hu’s speech on south lawn at White House, ‘President Bush, stop him from killing’… one cameraman put a hand on her shoulder as she shouted… seemed to be trying to quiet her down… ‘Stop persecuting the Falun Gong,’ she yelled’… she is taken away by uniformed secret service officers… right after Bush urged Hu to allow Chinese to ‘speak freely’…

Download and watch the video (.wmv file).

Best coverage: Weekly Standard: Why Wang Wenyi Was Shouting by Ethan Gutmann and NTDTV Asia Talk

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