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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Robin
    Jul 21, 2006 @ 17:15:06

    It’s difficult to see both Merkel’s grimace and the force with which she threw off W’s hands there, but I love the German newspaper’s designation of “Groper and Chief.” This is almost as good as that video where he forgot his mike was on while he was complaining that the speeches by other world leaders were too long, and commenting oh so casually about Middle East policy, all the while eating a roll Britney Spears-style. Maybe he needs a column on world leader summit etiquette.

  2. CindyS
    Jul 22, 2006 @ 04:11:59

    I’m just speechless about it.


    Nope. I thought maybe it wasn’t as bad as it looks but wow, it looks bad.


  3. Devon
    Jul 22, 2006 @ 10:52:03

    I feel like I shouldn’t find this funny, because it is inappropriate, but Angela Merkel’s reaction is just priceless. Even the New York Post couldn’t spin about this one.

  4. Keishon
    Jul 23, 2006 @ 11:34:08

    I got wind of the president groping somebody and here you have the video to prove it. Wow. I had to watch that over again and see how strongly did she throw off her arms in reaction to his impromptu massage. Yep, it was pretty bad and completely inappropriate.

  5. Jane
    Jul 23, 2006 @ 12:38:08

    Robin – Groper in Chief. Funny. He does need some lessons in something.

    CindyS – There is a website somewhere that has screen caps and poor Merkel’s expression was captured quite well.

    Devon – It is funny. How can we not laugh.

    Keishon – Yep, it’s true. We try to be timely here at DA. ;)

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