It's a spot-on piece, that's for sure.
A beleaguered president must travel to Albania, of all places, to find a little love. Will he now, as Richard Nixon before him, become an inveterate lame-duck globetrotter in search of a crowd that will cheer him? What's next? Kazakhstan? Tierra del Fuego? How about Baghdad?
This is Bush's handlers making a desperate attempt to one more time try to make the American president look like he's well-liked, and Bush wouldn't give most of those Albanians air if they were in jugs unless he could use them in some way. And no doubt, Fox News will spin his little trip somehow (probably already has) so that it will look like Bush is overwhelmingly popular in foreign lands to those who just as eager to be fooled...mainly the small percentage who still believe Bush's poop is solid gold and doesn't stink.
What I don't understand is how did those Albanians get so close to Bush?
Everywhere else he's gone, he's kept in almost complete isolation except for the photo ops, and for all we know, they've been altered via computer photo programs.
"Wait, can I just ask a question? How did those [Albanian] people get so close to the president? They're hugging him, they're playing with his hair. We're not even allowed to ask the guy questions" --Jon Stewart
Bush being greeted by Albanians.