Julian Assange Scares George Bush Away from Speaking Gig

The last decent president we had in this country, George W. Bush, was all set to give tomorrow night's keynote address at the clunky Young Presidents' Organization's Global Leadership Conference, in Denver. But then who shows up at the conference today, via satellite of course, but Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the gravest threat to global civilization since Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties. Can't have that! So Bush has canceled.

From Politico:

Six months ago, President Bush accepted an invitation to speak to the YPO Global Leadership Summit in Denver on February 26, 2011," Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in a statement. "This week, upon learning that Julian Assange had recently been invited to address the same summit, President Bush decided to cancel his appearance."

Bush, the statement continued, "has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States."

Meanwhile, his successor, Barack Obama, is still "expected to send taped remarks" to this very same terror conference! He'll probably cancel soon enough.

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