in Rome, to the delight of the Leftists back at home. How interesting that in the Blogosphere, the Liberals are always happy to see the United States disrespected and taken down a notch. Too bad for them, that most us here at home, don't give a flying leap for the opinions of such a gaggle of Socialists. That they love Bill Clinton tells alot about who they are, and we already know who he is. I have already blogged, Europe's Faux Christians, about the Euro's shocking manners at John Paul II's funeral Mass. However, the left loved it and here is an example:
In Rome, Bush Booed and Clinton,
from The Place of the Dead Roads.
From the Toronto Star: Bush jeered by Vatican crowd
Many Italians still angry over killing of security official in Iraq
When President Bush's face appeared on giant screen TVs showing the ceremony, many in the crowd outside St. Peter's Square booed and whistled.
Bush stayed out of public view on Thursday, meeting privately with Italian leaders and U.S. Catholic leaders in town for the funeral.
Note: "When Europeans whistle at sporting events, they are signaling disapproval -- or, even derision."
From the New York Times: A Lovely Day for a Stroll: Bill Clinton in His Element
"Clearly unwilling to spend a beautiful day in Rome cooped up in his hotel, he went for a midday stroll...Mr. Clinton was clearly reveling in the fact that shoppers, tourists having lunch at outdoor cafes and Italian business people walking to meetings all stopped to greet him...Along the streets, people starting yelling "Bill, Bill, Bill," and a few shouted "U.S.A.!" One shopkeeper raced out with a photograph of Mr. Clinton on a past visit...by the time Mr. Clinton made it out of the back streets and into the open square, a mob of hundreds developed."
The Daily Kos is in Blogger Heaven with the story!
Perhaps, this will bring a tear to your eye. In contrast to the waves of Booooing that hit Bush today at the Pope's funeral, Bill Clinton was Mobbed and greeted with adoring chants of U.S.A.!, U.S.A.!, U.S.A.!
As Mr. Clinton went for a walk, ...shoppers, tourists having lunch at outdoor cafes and Italian business people going to meetings all stopped to greet him.
Along the streets, people starting yelling "Bill, Bill, Bill," and a few shouted "U.S.A.!" One shopkeeper raced out with a photograph of Mr. Clinton on a past visit.
"You go around the world and you see a lot of affection for Americans," he said.
[can you imagine, a plain shopkeeper has Clinton’s photo hanging on his wall]
..by the time Mr. Clinton made it out of the back streets and into the open square, a mob of hundreds developed. Mr. Clinton's nervous Italian bodyguards put him in a car and sped him away.
After the dinner with the Italian leader, he went out with President Viktor Yuschenko and stayed out with him until after midnight.