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[casi] Fwd: [IPPN] Even the Queen's Flowers Aren't Safe From the Bushites

>From: Ted Glick <>
>Subject: [IPPN]  Even the Queen's Flowers Aren't Safe From the Bushites
>Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 12:39:48 -0500
>THE Queen is furious with President George W. Bush after his
>caused thousands of pounds of damage to her gardens at
>Palace. Royal officials are now in touch with the Queen's
>insurers and
>Prime Minister Tony Blair to find out who will pick up the
>repair bill. Palace staff said they had never seen the Queen
>so angry
>when she saw how her perfectly-maintained lawns had been
>churned up
>after being turned into helipads with three giant H landing
>the Bush visit.
>The rotors of the President's Marine Force One helicopter
>and ! two
>support Black Hawks damaged trees and shrubs that had
>survived since
>Queen Victoria's reign. And Bush's army of clod-hopping
>men trampled more precious and exotic plants.
>The Queen's own flock of flamingoes, which security staff
>should be moved in case they flew into the helicopter
>rotors, are
>thought to be so traumatized after being taken to a "place
>of safety"
>that they might never return home. . . The Palace's head
>gardener, Mark
>Lane, was reported to be in tears when he saw the scale of
>the damage.
>"The Queen has every right to feel insulted at the way she
>has been
>treated by Bush," said a Palace insider. . . "The lawns are
>used for
>royal garden parties and are beautifully kept. But 30,000
>visitors did
>not do as much damage as the Americans did in three days.
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