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Friday, 11 June 2004

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A Bush lookalike talking with an Arab citizen on the streets in the Middle East.

PARIS -- In an effort to pump President Bush's popularity home and abroad, the White House has been sending George W. Bush look-alikes on the campaign trail.

The White House admitted to the scam after reports of the President's whereabouts were documented in 25 different areas of the globe in the same hour.

The look-alikes stroll the streets of our continent and others, shaking hands and talking with common folk from the various areas.

"The look-alike says hello and talks with people," said a White House aide who refused to be identified, even after showing his passport. "We know it is working because some French people have been speaking kindly of the President and a few ex-Taliban members in Afghanistan say they are impressed."

The measure, said to be extreme, is now in danger, "because it worked better when people thought that was actually the President," said another White House source.

Apparently, the idea came about when a study revealed that there was a surplus in George W. Bush impersonators on the market. It was once thought that Elvis Presley impersonators held the top spot, but that has changed.

"We hired them all," said the White House source, "and now they all have to be let go. It's a shame, because we included those jobs in the figures of jobs created for the Bush administration in the last month."

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