AMERICAN STYLE….Via Ezra Klein, this is pretty funny. Apparently George Bush had planned an “American style townhall meeting” as the centerpiece of his current trip to Germany, but it’s been quietly dropped from the schedule. Why? Because his idea of “American style” meant a scripted event in which all the questions were screened and approved in advance.
As Ezra says, “American style, in some ways, is a lot like Cuban style. Or North Korean style. It shares some threads with Russian and Iranian style too.”