Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Active/Inactive grenade thrown at Bush, fact or fiction?

Currently doing the rounds as a media blitz on the news, last weeks visit to Georgia by George Bush and the grenade incident.

Was it live? was it thrown? why does the media cover a story that was already covered before? just like the koran story!

Recap:

A hand grenade found close to George W Bush during his visit to the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia was armed and could have gone off, an FBI agent has said.
Bryan Paarmann also said the device had been hurled before falling into the crowd listening to the US leader's speech in the capital, Tbilisi.
Full Story.

Georgia's security chief had said there was no chance the grenade could have exploded, and that the intention was probably to create public fear.

"The goal is clear - to frighten or to scare people and to attract the attention of the mass media," Gela Bezhuashvili told reporters.

"In any case there was no danger whatsoever for the presidents."
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I've noticed whenever President Bush's job approval rating gets too low.... something happens:

Wednesday May 18, 2005 (49%) approve of the way George W. Bush is performing his role as President. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

Yesterday it was (48%) approve (50%) disapprove, it seems the re-issued grenade story helped the approval rating 1%
Bush Job Approval

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