Bush camp goes to war on the roses

It looks as if the Diary is going to have to revise its opinion of hippies – the Establishment really is afraid of Flower Power. At last week’s Marketing Society dinner, held at London’s Grosvenor Hotel, representatives of start-up agency Isobel were to be seen handing out lovely pink roses to women attendees.

Although the event’s official sponsors were, understandably, miffed, Isobel was allowed to continue until another hotel guest – an aide to the visiting US president – decided that they were a security threat.

The Diary can only speculate that the pink roses were providing cover for the reds to get under the bed. Unless, perhaps, Bush’s aide was merely fed up with having to deal with little pricks…

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