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Monday, September 26, 2005

He IS a very nice bloke.

Ian Barlow meets President Bush, right

You know lately I have been so hesitant to open a newspaper over here or read an article written by anyone in the UK; basically, because bashing our president or our country has been such a popular past time for so long on this side of the pond. So this article written in the Manchester Evening News was; well, like a little ray of sunshine.

Apparently, this past July, when President Bush was leaving the G8 Summit at Gleneagles in Scotland, out of the corner of his eye, the President spotted policeman,Ian Barlow, give him a smile and a thumbs up sign. The President left his entourage and went over to shake Barlow's hand saying,

"I came over to say thanks. We've really had a nice time and we appreciate what you've done."

Ian told the Manchester Evening News: "I can't believe the most powerful man in the world came over and shook my hand.

"I've been escorting VIPs for a few years now and it's rare they say thanks.

"To use a good old Lancashire expression, he was a really nice bloke."

Thank you, Ian.


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