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There has been a debate on the pages of the Guardian concerning whether a modicum of foreign experience should be an absolute necessity when chosing candidates for the US presidency, given that the US so dominate the globe. Compulsory testing was suggested in a paper that prides itself on freedom ,peace etc etc.

Of course they meant in the future and suggested that the present holder of the title may, himself, have struggled with such a test. I think this is typical English distainful snobbery. Although no genius..Bush might have done okay ...if he had got the right questions....


Examiner 'Mr President-to-be .. Your starter question on Foreign affairs... is...'

Bush ..'Pass.'.

Examiner: Mr PTB..you can only pass once in the round..and you have already passed on 'What is your name? 'OK?.. Ready?

..What is the capital of France?'

Bush: 'Pass.'

Examiner: 'Correct.'
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Bush is not stupid, nor is he ignorant of foreign ... by SwampWitch on Friday, Nov 17, 2006 at 10:52:07 PM
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