Skip to comments.Embassy denies asking Bush twins to leave Argentina
Posted on 11/27/2006 5:41:10 PM PST by Kaslin
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Argentina rejected reports that it had told President George W. Bush's twin daughters to leave the country after a widely publicized purse-snatching incident.
ABC News reported on its Web site on Monday that embassy officials had "strongly suggested" that the twins, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their visit to Buenos Aires due to security concerns.
Argentine officials confirmed last week that one of Bush's daughters had her purse stolen in San Telmo, a neighborhood popular with tourists. The incident led to teasing by Argentine media about the twins' seemingly ineffective Secret Service bodyguards.
"We have seen a report from news sources stating that embassy officials strongly suggested that President Bush's daughters curtail their visit in Argentina," the U.S. Embassy said in a written statement. "This is false
"The embassy welcomes the visit and has provided close support and cooperation," the statement read.
Television footage showed the Bush daughters cheering on Argentina's most popular soccer club, Boca Juniors, on Sunday. The twins marked their 25th birthday in Argentina on Saturday.
It was not immediately clear whether they were still in Argentina on Monday.
You mean ABC got the story wrong? How could that possibly be?
Ugly American ping
LOL! The media is losing ground quickly but they'll think of something to say to Bash the President or his family again soon.
Presidents' children always seem to get into trouble or trouble finds them, and the Bush daughters are apparently continuing the trend.
Gotta wonder if they've ever cheered on an American team?
Why do you have to wonder that?
I wonder why they picked argentina as the place to celebrate their 25th anyway.
Oh, teasing? The dining premise for 'unsavory help'? Or. . .clientele?
Sorry. . .no joke here. . .save for the 'joker' who next may want to test the premise of the joke; just for laughs of course.
Thanks, Argentinia. . .wish the 'twins' had screamed how bad the food was. ..and left. Of course, it would just be a joke. . .
Meantime, did the restaurantl 'catch the thief'? The managers wife. . (?).just joking! Their own Maitre D'? Just kidding. . .Argentine 'security'. . .laugh/off. .. of course.
Perhaps I am just tired. . .but not in the mood to hear one more 'joke' from anyone who really. . .in their ignorant heart of hearts; thinks we are so deserving of even one more universal laugh.
Where's the pics?
Actually they have.
The Texas Longhorns.
Hook 'em Horns!
What the hell of a comment is that..
LOL!!!! Think she'll answer?????
You are a better diplomat than I am friend..
It was pretty disgusting the way the ABC story made it sound like the girls were doing something wrong by daring to finish out their scheduled trip. They also included info about the girls being unprotected which could have compromised their safety.
A purse was stolen,,how does that become what you said about pres kids getting into trouble or trouble finding them?
Would you prefer they stayed indoors at home all the time.