just saw bush speaking live at the g8 conference, sans podium, next to tony blair. ITV news was carrying it (i'm in london at the moment). bush was speaking of climate change. finally, he admits there's a problem and that "all nations must move forward together" (as if it was his idea). having no script, he stumbled a lot, shifted weight (moving from one side of the screen to another), and made a couple none-too-smooth segues. the one that really killed me was how he went so quickly from climate change to national security to israel and the palestinians. it took just a few seconds. just then, they cut to a wider shot which included blair, a few feet away. blair's expression was priceless, in the "wtf?" style. but tony recovered quickly and smiled again. i don't expect the europeans like being talked to as if they were two year-olds. for whatever reason, it works in the states.