Laura Bush’s new memoir reportedly features a scene at a German hotel fit for a Poirot mystery: The president and his entourage suddenly taken ill as the Secret Service frantically searches for poison. The hotel in question says Mrs. Bush is probably just trying to sell books.

The incident took place during a 2007 G8 summit in Germany, and while it’s tempting to think this might at last provide an explanation for President George W. Bush’s bizarre turn as a masseur, that uncomfortable incident (video below) took place at the previous year’s meeting in Russia.

More on the poisoning allegation here.

News.com.au:

“We see absolutely no evidence to support (these allegations) at all,” said Christian Ploeger, a spokesman for the Fundus Group that owns the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm in northern Germany where the Bushes stayed for a G8 summit.

“The food was checked by security staff,” Ploeger said.

“I suspect that this may be just to try and sell more copies of the book.”

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