Thursday, October 23, 2003

Fun with headlines

Apparently the Associated Press likes to exaggerate:
Bush Heckled by Australian Parliament

. . .

During Bush's speech, two Green Party senators jumped to their feet and shouted war protests at Bush. They were ordered removed from the chamber but sat and refused to leave. One of them, Sen. Bob Brown, shouted "we are not a sheriff," a reference to Bush's recent description of Howard.

"I love free speech," Bush said to laughter.

Several other lawmakers wore white arm bands to protest the Iraq war but remained silent.
Australia's Parliament is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, with 150 and 76 members, respectively. Out of those 226, two heckled the President. The rest listened politely, and many supported Bush.

For those wondering, the Greens have a grand total of three members in the Parliament - one in the House, and two in the Senate.


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