Black eye for Bush

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The Independent Online
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HOUSTON (AP) - President George Bush was sporting a black eye yesterday after being on the losing end of a Christmas Day snowball fight with his grandchildren at the Camp David presidential retreat.

Mr Bush - who stopped in Houston on his way to Beeville, Texas, for his annual post-holiday quail hunt - had a large bruise just below his right eye when he spoke to reporters yesterday about American fighter planes shooting down an Iraqi jet. Presidential aides said that the black eye developed after one of the President's grandchildren caught him with a hard snowball while playing outside on Christmas morning.

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