Today President Bush visits Graceland, the legendary Memphis home of Elvis, with outgoing Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi. The visit is a reward for Koizumi’s sending troops to Iraq. The Japanese prime minister is a big fan of The King; when Bush visited Japan, Koizumi sang “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” to him — a diplomatic first.
The visit to Graceland provides a golden opportunity for Bush critics to mobilize the King against the President. Some suggestions for signs for demonstrators:
“It’s Now Or Never: Fight Global Warming”
“You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog – if you don’t End the War Now”
“Don’t Be Cruel – stop torture by Americans”
“Suspicious Minds – want ballots with a paper trail”
“Jailhouse Rock – for Karl Rove”
“It’ll make you so lonely you could die — Close Gitmo Now”
A welcome of this kind could leave the president all shook up.