Bush, Obama, and the Brandenburg Gate

ImageThe report today that Barack Obama won't give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate next week in Germany, and instead will speak at Berlin's Victory Column lends credibility to the speculation last week that the Bush administration was pressuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel to block the speech at the Gate.

Spare Me Change

ImageIt seems to be the be-all and end-all, wonderful, magical, semi-religious, all-encompassing catch-word of this US presidential process (a process, which at its worst, is appearing to take longer to end than the half-life of Uranium 238).