It’s been a chilly welcome for America’s president: The Mideast, known for blazing sun and scorching winds, has been hit with an uncharacteristic wave of heavy rain, frigid gales — and even a smattering of snow …
The weather affected Bush’s trip from the get-go. During his first stop in Israel, morning fog grounded his helicopter, forcing him to take a motorcade to the West Bank from Jerusalem. His plane touched down in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday amid heavy rains. In the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh on Monday and Tuesday, the president was greeted by overcast skies and temperatures hovering around freezing.
Bush is even hanging out with a crowd who seem much like Gore’s brigade of wealthy environmentalist hypocrites:
The president was escorted into the wood-paneled, marble-columned hall by the king’s son and preceded by two men carrying silver incense holders that left a trail of pungent smoke.
He’s in Al Gore’s house!