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Where Exactly Is Tony Blair At the Moment? No-one knows..
Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2005 | Mary Jordan

Posted on 08/18/2005 3:19:23 PM PDT by northmoor

Where's Tony?

Prime Minister Tony Blair has left London and gone on vacation, that much the British public knows.

But just exactly where is Blair, one of the highest-profile public figures in the world, the leader of Britain's 60 million people, the steady hand behind this government's massive response to last month's deadly subway bombings?

"We usually don't talk about this, I mean, it's his holiday," said a spokesman for the prime minister's office.

President Bush cannot leave Washington without a forwarding address, nor can he ditch the press corps and ask the American people to mind their own business for a couple of weeks, but Blair has managed something like that.

There are no reporters with Blair, who hasn't been heard from publicly since he gave a news conference Aug. 5 and left Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to mind the store.

Pressed for details of Blair's location, his spokesman offered that the prime minister left London, perhaps two weeks or so ago. "I can't remember the date," he said, insisting that his name not be used, as is customary here. "When he comes back, he will have a press conference and people can ask him where he's been."

"Where is our prime minister?" Stephen Glover, a columnist for the Daily Mail, wrote in Tuesday's paper. "All that can be said is that he is out there somewhere."

As a result the public is left guessing.

"He could be anywhere: maybe Australia, maybe the United States," said telephone repairman Steve More.

"I bet he is in the Caribbean," said engineer John Costello.

But More, the telephone technician said, his absence wasn't felt a bit: "This shows we don't really need him, doesn't it?" And, he said, it shows that everyone should be taking a few weeks off in August.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: blair; vacation

1 posted on 08/18/2005 3:19:25 PM PDT by northmoor
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To: northmoor

I DEMAND THAT TONY BLAIR MEET WITH ME!!!!!!!


Oh sorry, caught up in the moment and all that.


2 posted on 08/18/2005 3:21:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: northmoor

Good thing they dont have an islamic fundamentalist traitorous class problem.


3 posted on 08/18/2005 3:21:10 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanterns..with a smiley face!)
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To: northmoor

He's at the ranch, baby, throwing back some brews with W and hucking rocks at the reporters at Camp Peacemonger.


4 posted on 08/18/2005 3:21:28 PM PDT by Thrusher (Remember the Mog.)
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To: northmoor

Probably visiting Crawford, Texas.


5 posted on 08/18/2005 3:21:57 PM PDT by pbear8 (We've seen the photos Cindy !)
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To: northmoor

Cherie knows.


6 posted on 08/18/2005 3:22:02 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: northmoor

Sharm-el-Sheik?


7 posted on 08/18/2005 3:23:54 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Thrusher

It was supposed to be a secret!


8 posted on 08/18/2005 3:26:20 PM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: mewzilla; MadIvan

This is odd...a leader of a country....just goes off without so much as "I'll call" and leaves an underling in charge....is this a normal thing in England?


9 posted on 08/18/2005 3:27:12 PM PDT by Dog
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To: northmoor

He is either in Crawford or he is at some remote and isolated vacation spot and is planning his retirement...

can't hardly blame him either.


10 posted on 08/18/2005 3:28:02 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: Dog
a leader of a country....just goes off without so much as "I'll call" and leaves an underling in charge....is this a normal thing in England? Charles wishes it were so
11 posted on 08/18/2005 3:28:44 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Dog

Not the last I knew. And it's really hard to pull off around the British press.


12 posted on 08/18/2005 3:30:13 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Thrusher

How do you huck a rock?


13 posted on 08/18/2005 3:32:49 PM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton. I don't plan on voting Republican again!)
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To: Dog

Just took a quick look at some of the British tabs. Nothing there about Blair going walkabout.


14 posted on 08/18/2005 3:33:49 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: northmoor

I remember last month reading about terrorists threats to Tuscany, Italy for July and August. They mentioned that he vacations there every summer, and that he was probably the target. Maybe because of this they are keeping it low key. I think there were threads here about it.


15 posted on 08/18/2005 3:34:32 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: northmoor
Tony Blair is somewhere jamming with his band"The UN sucks"
16 posted on 08/18/2005 3:34:50 PM PDT by Special Agent Utah (Special Agent Utah,I knew I could count on you.)
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To: Arkie2
How do you huck a rock?

A huck is somewhere between a solid straight-arm pitch and a looping side-long fling.
17 posted on 08/18/2005 3:36:11 PM PDT by Thrusher (Remember the Mog.)
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To: Arkie2

http://www.davidandgoliathtees.com/games/throwrocks.html


18 posted on 08/18/2005 3:36:15 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: northmoor
President Bush cannot leave Washington without a forwarding address, nor can he ditch the press corps...

When Bush tries to sneak into Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops, the press accuses him of filing false flight plans.

-PJ

19 posted on 08/18/2005 3:37:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: cripplecreek

Horseback riding at Madonna's estate...(pretty good cover story eh, about the fall..)


20 posted on 08/18/2005 3:37:26 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: northmoor

He's at the Skull & Bones-Illuminati-Bilderbergers secret meetings dontcha know.


21 posted on 08/18/2005 3:39:45 PM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: cripplecreek

"I DEMAND THAT TONY BLAIR MEET WITH ME!!!!!"

Yes. There must be an English equivalent to Mother Sheehan.


22 posted on 08/18/2005 3:54:54 PM PDT by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970. Forget? Hell.)
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To: Dog

"This is odd...a leader of a country....just goes off without so much as "I'll call" and leaves an underling in charge....is this a normal thing in England?"

Perhaps no different then the few who keeped their mouth shut, when GWB paid a Thanksgiving Day visit to our troops in Baghdad.


23 posted on 08/18/2005 4:01:58 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Arkie2

"How do you huck a rock?"

You pick it up and then you huck it at the reporters and other miserable slime at that camp.


24 posted on 08/18/2005 4:03:21 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Rennes Templar

"He's at the Skull & Bones-Illuminati-Bilderbergers secret meetings dontcha know."

Hey. Don't the Bretton Woods gang get any spotlights.


25 posted on 08/18/2005 4:05:44 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: wingman1

"Yes. There must be an English equivalent to Mother Sheehan."

Wait till we hear she will be presented with sainthood soon.


26 posted on 08/18/2005 4:06:57 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: MadIvan

Ivan? Where's your PM? Enquiring minds want to know!


27 posted on 08/18/2005 4:10:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: northmoor

Tony, Phone home...


28 posted on 08/18/2005 4:11:36 PM PDT by devane617
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To: Marine_Uncle

"Wait till we hear she will be presented with sainthood soon."

What? I thought Mother Sheehan already had been sainted!

Seriously, if you are as old as me, you have known someone who has lost a loved one in a war. I have known several. Never have I witnessed something like this.


29 posted on 08/18/2005 4:12:13 PM PDT by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970. Forget? Hell.)
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To: Special Agent Utah

I always figured Tony for a Tele man, not a Strat guy.


30 posted on 08/18/2005 4:12:25 PM PDT by dmz
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To: durasell
Hungarian alien ping - check out #21.

Who are you guys?

31 posted on 08/18/2005 4:22:12 PM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: Marine_Uncle

Must be another word for chuck. I used to chuck a baseball. That's what my coach said since he said I damn sure couldn't pitch! ;^)


32 posted on 08/18/2005 4:22:28 PM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton. I don't plan on voting Republican again!)
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To: Arkie2

"Must be another word for chuck. I used to chuck a baseball."

Oh. As in up chuck./sarc Yea. I am sure your being modest, but if not your talents lay elsewhere. We all got some little gift given freely to us.


33 posted on 08/18/2005 4:58:40 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Marine_Uncle

LOL! You're right. My little gift re: baseball was a smoking fastball with a natural curve (I'm left handed). My coach's frustration was my sometimes inability to put it where I wanted it. That had a salutary effect on the opposition though. They were pretty wary when they stepped to the plate!


34 posted on 08/18/2005 5:03:59 PM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton. I don't plan on voting Republican again!)
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To: Arkie2

The good Lord has a way of making sure we all can relish in the particular talents He assigned us. Enjoy those fine memories.


35 posted on 08/18/2005 5:18:42 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Thrusher

We always called that chuckin' rocks.


36 posted on 08/18/2005 5:31:05 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("This is the sort of English up with which I will not put." Winston Churchill)
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To: northmoor

Maybe he's with the Vice President at an undisclosed location. Does anybody know where the Vice President is? Haven't heard a word from him lately either.


37 posted on 08/18/2005 5:34:37 PM PDT by beandog (Bean the Real Dog - 10/3/90-6/13/05 - Doggie Heaven is Lucky to have you.)
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