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Flat Earth: Snorting with rage

"There ought to be limits to freedom," says George W. Bush. The reason for this extraordinary outburst? Yet another website sending up the Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination. If you go to www. gwbush.com you see an obviously fake image of Mr Bush with a straw up his nose, inhaling lines of white powder. This, needless to say, is not his official campaign site .

Its creator, Zack Exley, a computer programmer from Boston, says it is so outlandish that anyone can see it is a parody. He regards himself as part of the great tradition of political lampooning.

But the unamused Mr Bush, plagued by spoof websites, is taking legal action to silence Mr Exley in what could be an interesting test of First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.