AIDS IS OUR PRESIDENT

The Economist has an entertaining Freudian slip today– I use “My Yahoo” as my portal, and I have the Economist headlines on there.

The E’ist’s feed pops up when you mouse over the headline, but the popup concatenates the title of the article with the first words of the article. Also, either AP or the E’ist prints the first few words in the article in all caps, so the passage:

George Bush’s travels to Africa—marking America’s help in the fight against AIDS

AS GEORGE BUSH contemplates the remainder of his last year in office, he is well aware that American is unpopular in much of the world.

Becomes

George Bush’s travels to Africa—marking America’s help in the fight against AIDS AS GEORGE BUSH

This looks like a Dr Who episode, or a kaiju movie or something. WHO WILL WIN???! WILL IT BE THE US PRESIDENT, OR HIS INCARNATION AS AIDS?!

Either that or the E’ist is asserting that AIDS is just as bad as the Bush administration, which I could see an argument for.

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