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The White House was not amused Thursday by the antics of an Australian comedy group that breached President Bush’s security in Sydney.
Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino had few details on the incident, but Australian press reported that 11 members of the troupe “The Chaser’s War on Everything” had been charged with entering a restricted area.
Australia is hosting a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which Bush and other regional leaders are attending.
The group staged a faux motorcade, pretending to be the delegation of Canada with one of the comedians dressed as Osama bin Laden, and made it past two police checkpoints before being stopped.
When asked about the event, Perino referred reporters to the Secret Service.
Bush had expressed regret that security measures taken to protect the conference had burdened Australians.
“It’s unfortunate that security climates were as such, but, as soon as we get out of town, then Sydney will return to normal, hopefully,” Perino said.