Thursday, June 28, 2007
Duhbya appoints Poodle as Envoy to Middle East
Jun. 21, 2007 0:19 Updated Jun. 21, 2007 2:43
Bush expected to make Blair ME envoy
By GIL HOFFMAN AND AP
US President George W. Bush has talked with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about becoming the Quartet's Middle East peace envoy after he leaves office next week.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's associates, the White House and State Department spoke glowingly of Blair's credentials on Wednesday but said there was nothing to announce yet. Blair steps down next Wednesday.
"Obviously Prime Minister Blair has been very active and deeply involved in Middle East peace issues throughout his prime ministership," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. She said Blair and Bush speak often.
"It would not surprise me if they have talked about what Prime Minister Blair would like to do following the end of his term... but we don't have anything to announce.
Update: ( ' The Poodle has landed ' )