It was the last question UK Prime Minister Tony Blair wanted asked, and he seemed to cringe as US President Bush answered it.
“The prime minister is sometimes, perhaps unfairly, characterized in Britain as your poodle,” began the reporter’s question at a joint appearance by the two leaders last Friday at the White House. “I was wondering if that’s the way you may see your relationship? And perhaps, more seriously, do you feel for the …”
Blair broke in: “Don’t answer ‘yes’ to that question,” he mockingly admonished Bush, prompting laughter.