Love-ins with Bush are over : Mail & Guardian Online: "He should go to Washington more often. Gordon Brown may have been dreading his encounter with George W Bush, knowing that every appearance Tony Blair made alongside the American president cost him votes by the crateload, but the recent joint press conference at Camp David actually did Brown a favour. There was Bush, alternating between two of his least appealing personas: either frat-boy, mocking Nick Robinson’s baldness, or cowboy, vowing his determination to track down the “cold-blooded killers” who do “evil”. By turns he was condescending, telling Brown he had “proved his worthiness as a leader” during June’s thwarted terror attacks, and rambling, eventually admitting that he was going on “too long”. Next to Bush, Brown had only to read his script to look like a master communicator"