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Some woo I can almost support

Apparently, our President brings “bad energy” wherever he goes, requiring some strong woo to cleanse the area after he leaves:

Maya leaders are to perform a special cleaning ceremony at ancient ruins to clear bad energy after a visit by President Bush.

Mr Bush is due at the Mayan ruins of Iximche in Guatemala as part of his tour of the Latin American region, reports the BBC.

But after he leaves, Maya protesters said they would hold a ceremony to restore peace and harmony to the area.

Morales Toj said: “We will burn incense, place flowers and water in the area where Mr Bush has walked to clean out the bad energy.”

Although it’s all a bunch of woo, I guess you can’t blame the Mayans for wanting to do something after Bush left.

By Orac

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