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Bush to attend Beijing opening ceremonies

July 3, 2008 |  2:25 pm


Well, there was a wire bulletin early this morning about President Bush attending the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Beijing. And sure enough, the White House eventually confirmed the details. And as Jim Gerstenzang writes, it was a classic case of announcing controversial news when it is least likely to draw attention -- on the eve of a holiday.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: President Bush, center, rides with prospective members of China's Olympic mountain-biking team when he visited Beijing in 2005. Credit Paul J. Richards / AFP/Getty Images