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Bush to Hold Talks With Kazakh Leader on Ali G’s Borat

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Posted on Sep 13, 2006
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When the president meets with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Maine, the two will reportedly discuss the way in which Kazakstan’s image has been savaged by the Sacha Baron Cohen character, Borat. (h/t: Huff Po)


Daily Mail:

US President George Bush is to host White House talks on British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Cohen, 35, creator of Ali G, has infuriated the Kazakhstan government with his portrayal of Borat, a bumbling Kazakh TV presenter.

... Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev is to fly to the US to meet President Bush in the coming weeks and on the agenda will be his country’s image.

President Nazarbayev has confirmed his government will buy “educational” TV spots and print advertisements about the “real Kazakhstan” in a bid to save the country’s reputation before the film is released in the US in November.

President Nazarbayev will visit the White House and the Bush family compound in Maine when he flies in for talks that will include the fictional character Borat.

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By Chaseme, September 14, 2006 at 12:04 am Link to this comment
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WTF?! Like there are no other pressing issues, this idiot has to hold meetings in regards to Ali G?

Cohen should change his character to a “bumbling” bush. Oh, bush is doing an accurate potrayal of that character himself.

In the meantime Cohen, keep us laughing. Your shows are hella funny.

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