Washington DC - (Associated Mess): George Bush has authorised the imminent erection of a thirty foot tall barbed wire fence around the approach to the White House after the Department of Homeland Insecurity warned that disgruntled Mexican itinerants were threatening to storm Capitol Hill following successful breaches of the US-Mexico border.
The news was announced by his personal strategy fantasist Karl Rove who said that a highly effective Berlin-style prototype had been selected from the Pentagon's mail-order fire-wall catalogue and would be installed in time for Thanksgiving.
The New York Stock Exchange reacted sharply as a result and share prices of barbed wire futures soared on the announcement.
But media pundits were quick to notice similarities with the Israelis' recent ring-fencing of the West Bank, which suddenly resumed frenetic construction activities as a nasty sex-scandal burst into the public concerning President Moshe Katsav.
Of course, there is NO nasty or lurid or disgusting sex scandal affecting the Administration of President Bush, less than two weeks away from the mid-terms....
Mark Foley, 51, is expected to make a full recovery from his recent dellusional episode.