03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush: Forget Obama, Africa Loves Me!

It took two days, but Obama-mania finally crashed President Bush's party in Africa ever so briefly on Sunday.

The whole point of Bush's six-day trip to this continent is to break away from the presidential campaign that's overshadowing him in the United States, and get some attention for his AIDS relief program that's a popular legacy item. And in fact, Bush was greeted like a native son when he arrived at the statehouse here for a meeting with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete -- literally thousands of screaming fans lining a red carpet to get a chance to shake his hand.

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