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And by high profile I really do mean high profile: A former President, and a possible presidential candidate – George W. Bush, and Sarah Palin.
Leftists in Europe, still not ready to make nice with GW, prevented him from participating in a Jewish charity event in Switzerland. Ed Morrissey reports, “left wing groups were preparing a decidedly hostile welcome for Bush and the trip had to be canceled”.
President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there.
Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group’s charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva.
Leftist groups had planned to protest the visit, according to news agencies. But several human rights groups had also filed criminal complaints against Bush, demanding that he be taken into custody if he stepped on Swiss soil and investigated for allegations of ordering torture.
As Morrissey points out, Bush would have been afforded diplomatic immunity as a visiting dignitary and former head of state, but the disruptions would have had such a negative effect on the event, he decided to cancel. Chalk one up for Swiss Eurotrash for successfully preventing a former President from engaging in charitable acts in their country. What a coup. The losers here, of course, are the organizers of the fund-raiser.
Meanwhile, via Weasel Zippers, we learn that Sarah Palin had to cancel a trip to Colorado where she was to give a speech, because of “an onslaught of personal attacks”.
(Denver Post) — Citing an “onslaught of personal attacks”, a Colorado nonprofit today canceled a scheduled May appearance in Glendale by former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, according to a press release.
Palin was to be the keynote speaker at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Events Center in Glendale.
The event sponsored by the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation was announced Friday but was canceled today due to “safety concerns resulting from an onslaught of negative feedback received by the organization,” the press release said.
I’m sure it’s Sarah Palin’s fault that lefties hate her so much they feel the need to attack and threaten her. No doubt her “cross-hairs” map had something to do with it.
If Palin does decide to run for President, it is easy to imagine that security threats and protests will follow her wherever she goes.
Someone should call the “civility” police. Oh yeah, they did that already – which is why she’s seeing such an uptick in personal threats.
There’s a joke in there, somewhere…but damned if I don’t find it funny.