When I think of China, I didn’t think they have the First Dog, Bo Obama, on their radar. That was my thought as of ten minutes ago. But reading this article, boy was I proved wrong. First the title:
China tells military to ignore rumors, shuts pro-Bo website
Okay Chinese military, please ignore the rumors. Because Bo Obama wishes you no harm. (The rumor circulating around DC dog runs is that Bo Obama’s website was done for free. It was strictly pro-Bo-no.)
Let’s get back to the facts, shall we:
China’s top military newspaper told troops on Friday to ignore online rumors and authorities shut a left-wing website that has decried the ousting of populist official Bo Xilai, as the ruling Communist Party fought jitters over a leadership transition.
The Liberation Army Daily did not mention outlandish rumors of a foiled coup in Beijing that spread on the Internet in past weeks, after the abrupt ousting of Bo, an ambitious contender for a spot in the new central leadership to be unveiled at a party congress later this year.
I really missed the boat on that one. First time ever. That I have missed the boat.