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Embassy denies asking Bush twins to leave Argentina
Rooters ^ | November 27, 2006

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abclies; abcnews; bushtwins; enemedia; mediafraud; medialies

1 posted on 11/27/2006 5:41:12 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; donna

You mean ABC got the story wrong? How could that possibly be?


2 posted on 11/27/2006 5:43:43 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: donna

Ugly American ping


3 posted on 11/27/2006 5:44:09 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

LOL! The media is losing ground quickly but they'll think of something to say to Bash the President or his family again soon.


4 posted on 11/27/2006 5:47:23 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Kaslin

Presidents' children always seem to get into trouble or trouble finds them, and the Bush daughters are apparently continuing the trend.


5 posted on 11/27/2006 5:48:32 PM PST by vox humana
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To: Dog Gone

lol


6 posted on 11/27/2006 5:48:48 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Kaslin
Television footage showed the Bush daughters cheering on Argentina's most popular soccer club, Boca Juniors, on Sunday.

Gotta wonder if they've ever cheered on an American team?

7 posted on 11/27/2006 5:51:13 PM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Kaslin
There was another report of a hold-up that is self-explanatory: Rio thieves armed with grenades rob tourists. If the Embassy didn't advise them to get out of, er, Dodge, I'd be one PO'ed papa. Obviously the government cannot say so and one must question the motives of ABC pressing the story. ABC's editorial discretion could benefit from some investigative reporting.
8 posted on 11/27/2006 5:52:56 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: raybbr
Gotta wonder if they've ever cheered on an American team?

Why do you have to wonder that?

9 posted on 11/27/2006 5:55:20 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: NonValueAdded

I wonder why they picked argentina as the place to celebrate their 25th anyway.


10 posted on 11/27/2006 5:55:22 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Kaslin
The incident led to teasing by Argentine media about the twins' seemingly ineffective Secret Service bodyguards.

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.

11 posted on 11/27/2006 5:56:03 PM PST by cricket
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To: Kaslin
Uhhmmm....You know the rules.

Where's the pics?

12 posted on 11/27/2006 5:56:08 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Kaslin

13 posted on 11/27/2006 5:56:37 PM PST by Always Right
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To: raybbr

Actually they have.

The Texas Longhorns.

Hook 'em Horns!


14 posted on 11/27/2006 5:57:52 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Dog Gone

VERY funny!


15 posted on 11/27/2006 5:59:29 PM PST by BonnieJ
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To: raybbr

What the hell of a comment is that..


16 posted on 11/27/2006 5:59:46 PM PST by Dog (Hey Red Sox forget the Japanese pitchers for $42mil I'll talk to you for $10 million.)
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To: Dog Gone

LOL!!!! Think she'll answer?????


17 posted on 11/27/2006 6:01:06 PM PST by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: Dog Gone

You are a better diplomat than I am friend..


18 posted on 11/27/2006 6:01:25 PM PST by Dog (Hey Red Sox forget the Japanese pitchers for $42mil I'll talk to you for $10 million.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


19 posted on 11/27/2006 6:01:28 PM PST by Williams
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To: vox humana

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.


20 posted on 11/27/2006 6:02:55 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: raybbr

Why such a nasty post,,it is hospitable in a country to cheer their team.


21 posted on 11/27/2006 6:03:40 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: raybbr
Gotta wonder if they've ever cheered on an American team?

Applying logic to your question...

You do remember that their dad was part owner of the Texas Rangers right?

Do you really think that they didn't cheer on their dad's team?

22 posted on 11/27/2006 6:03:41 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Those who call their fellow citizens Sheeple are just ticked they were not chosen as Shepherds)
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To: vox humana

Except in this case I don't see a single thing these girls did to "get in trouble". they certainly are not troublemakers if a purse and cell phone got stolen at a fancy restaurant.


23 posted on 11/27/2006 6:04:20 PM PST by Williams
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To: Kaslin
It seems that at least 50% of the news is just made up anymore. Even here at FR, bogus stories are hashed and rehashed before we get word they've fooled us yet again. No matter how many times they play the same game, like Lucy holding that football for Charlie Brown, it seems almost impossible for most people not to fall for it. Maybe someday they will find a 'human gullibility for the media' gene that will explain it.
24 posted on 11/27/2006 6:05:07 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street)
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To: raybbr
Gotta wonder if they've ever cheered on an American team?

Why would one wonder that? I've seen them at UT games and Barbara at a Texas Rangers game. I would really like an answer as to why that comes to your mind, I mean these are Texas girls it's not like they're from Connecticut.

25 posted on 11/27/2006 6:08:45 PM PST by TWfromTEXAS (We are at war - Man up or Shut up.)
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To: vox humana

Actually, they are no different than anyone else. The only difference is that the media is there to report otherwise ordinary events.


26 posted on 11/27/2006 6:10:44 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace (lookw)
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To: Kaslin

I would not want to be the head of that Secret Service detail. If somebody could get to the purse to take it, he could just as easily have inserted a bomb into the purse


27 posted on 11/27/2006 6:15:27 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the arrogance to think they will be the planners)
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To: sissyjane; Dog Gone; donna
I still stand by this from the other thread
(http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1744697/posts?page=224#224)

The U.S. Embassy came forward and denied asking the President's daughters to leave Argentina but there has been no credible denial about what I reported concerning Donna.

To: sissyjane; donna; Dog Gone
*** SARCASM ***
You either can't understand logic and reasoning, or you are just trying to antagonize everyone.
_______________________________________________________
Ref; the poster called Donna

I'm guessing it's just a +30 year old adolescent boy posting from his mother's basement agonizing over the fact that even farm animals turned him down.

At least that's what sources tell me.

*** SARCASM ***

224 posted on 11/27/2006 4:17:58 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
28 posted on 11/27/2006 6:16:45 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: SauronOfMordor

good point. I still find it hard to believe the secret service allowed this to happen, (IF they did). something ain't right here.


29 posted on 11/27/2006 6:18:54 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: cricket
"Perhaps I am just tired. . ."

I'm tired too, sick and tired of 99.9 percent of this world.

30 posted on 11/27/2006 6:20:30 PM PST by CremeSaver
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To: bobby.223

One of the twins is a teacher there.


31 posted on 11/27/2006 6:53:18 PM PST by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: Kaslin

You mean Jenna and Barbara didn't show off their "Bush" credentials as media claims?


32 posted on 11/28/2006 12:26:38 PM PST by meandog (These are the times that try men's souls!)
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