Friday, August 08, 2008

Let The Games Begin

BEIJING - A charter airplane carrying the White House press corps was detained for nearly three hours Friday at Beijing's international airport not long after President Bush arrived to attend the Olympic games.

Northwest Airlines 747 had been expecting to park at a VIP terminal, but after landing was instead directed by the control tower to a normal international gate.

White House officials would say only there were "logistical problems" getting clearance to unload the aircraft. The flight crew was told the Chinese were insisting that all luggage be inspected.

Typically, the White House press charter receives the "custom of the port," meaning reporters, photographers and camera crews are able to get off the plane right after landing, board buses and head to their hotels and work areas while U.S. State Department officials process immigration and customs detail."

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr's CHINA.

And so begins the "miscommunication", and "logistical snafu's" inherent to doing business with barbarians trying to look all prim and proper in their Sunday go to meetin' duds.

Dumb move pissing off the press. Makes it all the more difficult for them to lie for 'em.

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