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Bush Says "Yo Harper. . . Medvedev's a 'Smart Guy'" Well Said?

Bush Says "Yo Harper. . . Medvedev's a 'Smart Guy'" Well Said?

The G-8 Summit is well under way — the dominant stories heading out of the talks settle around the speaking style of the Decider in Chief, George W. Bush. Known for his colloquial folksiness and rampant nicknamery, a few such quotes have surfaced today.

Bush sat down to meet with Dmitry Medvedev on the occasion of the Russian leader's first face-to-face meeting with Bush. At the conclusion of the hour meeting, the two had agreed on the need for Iran and North Korea to dump their nuclear ambitions — though stopped short of bridging their differences on Bush's proposal to build a missile-defense system in Europe. But the money quote circulating after the diplomatic meeting is this:

“You know, I’m not going to sit here and psychoanalyze the man, but I will tell you that he’s very comfortable, he’s confident, and that I believe that when he tells me something, he means it. . . . I found him to be a smart guy who understood the issues very well.”

And then there's the second "yo" heard 'round the world. Reporters are tittering after President Bush slung an arm around the shoulders of the Nigerian President and called out to get the attention of the Canadian Prime Minister, "Yo, Harper. The president of Nigeria." It's not the first time such casual lingo seeped into high-level talks (the first caused quite a stir) but does it make a bigger statement about the perception of the US on the world stage? Do two "yo"s make a right?


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UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Cab - I thought Picasso used water colors. :P
stephley stephley 8 years
I love that the art will be dancing forever.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
BTW I like the emoticon quilts, bu to each there own. Do any of you have a gallery showing coming up soon? I'm especially interested in purchasing Kimbo's dancing robot motif. Would look smashing in my living room.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
At last! At long last! My unicorn has come to me! `4m': `4m': `4m': `4m': `4m': `4m': `4m': `4m':
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
One last try... `4m':
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I dont care that he used the "Yo" , I do care however that i have to scroll through pages of emoticons on here constantly. They are cute and all but in moderation, much like the use of the word "yo"
gitsie123 gitsie123 8 years
You know what I find interesting is that there are SO many other interesting things going on in the world yet this issue is on here. Who picks the stories to post Citizensugar?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
God, that's embarrassing.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Thank you, thank you. :encore: I can't take full credit for it, though. I was reluctant to even use emoticons when I first joined sugar. I may never have used them had I not seen you two using them so much, rac and harmony. Of course, sy also inspired me. And I would never have known of them were it not for jennifer.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
She did that with only 2 emoticons. I can't express myself with less than three. She's a prodigy.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Well I had to see how many people we pissed off. :) lilkimbo you have QUITE an artistic vision. I'm a little jealous I don't mind admitting. :raspberry:
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
Well, well, well. Look who showed up.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
That made me laugh. You are funny. Thank you.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Rac, I applaud yours as well. The banana clearly represents society trying to take down the robot, big business. But the pickle, the government stops them. At least that's how I see it.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
Kimbo, excellent work! Your statement on the dehumanizing force of industrialization on Western man is deeply profound. You are a true artist. I have much to learn from your creative vision.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
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lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
:feedme: You guys always succeed in making me hungry!
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
Let the robots play! :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana: :pepino: :robot: :bananana:
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
We totally should bring the robot back! :robot:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
thanks lil' bandit!
piper23 piper23 8 years
Now I'm offended, not by what GB said, but by what he ate. They were all served a 19 course meal that included black truffles, caviar, and a bunch of other stuff that I had never heard of. A 19 course meal! I wouldn't have begrudged them a steak dinner or even lobster, but 19 courses when there are people in the world dying of starvation this very second, is a bit excessive. Gluttons.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years That's what I've been using.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
is there an updated emoticon page somewhere?
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
I used to use this all the time when it was in fashion, :amish: but now it just seems so bland. I like the robot too. Very underused. Let's try and bring it back!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I seriously have nothing to contribute. There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said through the artful emoticon usage of HF and Rac. HF and Rac are to emoticons as Picasso is to oil paints.
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