Contributed by: filbert Saturday, February 26 2005 @ 09:52 PM CST
(OK, England isn't exactly Europe, but it's close . . . )
As the post-summit press conference got under way in Bratislava Castle, however, drooping heads were suddenly jerked upright. White House correspondents have seen a few taut press conferences in their time. Few had witnessed anything like the electric closing Bush/Putin encounter.