Skip to comments.Taking Charge
Posted on 11/24/2004 3:46:39 PM PST by swilhelm73
UPDATE Thanks to Wes Roth & Polipundit readers for helping track down the video!
SANTIAGO, Chile Nov 20, 2004 ? President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night.
Several Chilean and American agents got into a pushing and shoving match outside the cultural center where the dinner was held. Bush noticed the fracas after posing for pictures on a red carpet with the summit host, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and his wife and first lady Laura Bush.
Abandoning the other three, Bush walked over to the agents, reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum.
The president, looking irritated, walked away with the agent. The incident was shown on APEC television.
"Chilean security tried to stop the president's Secret Service from accompanying him," said White House deputy press secretary Claire Buchan. "He told them they were with him and the issue was resolved."
I LOVE this Guy!
Unlike a lot of people, I just like President Bush; I'm not going to gush over him as I've seen some do. But this video really does show his mettle. I'm not going to strain any more to describe what it says about him but that he is a good man, one who shows himself to be a stalwart comrade in arms.
Go to the Daily Recycler, then click below the picture to see the video.
Somewhat different than the treatment John Kerry gave his Secret Service guys on Idaho's ski slopes.
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