The Blaine Game

George W. Bush, aka Chimpy-McHitler-Haliburton, has been blamed for a lot of things.

Now you can add ruining the stunt of a has-been “magician” to the list.

Magician David Blaine pulled a string of excuses out of his sleeve to explain why his latest high-profile stunt went wrong – even blaming President Bush’s Wednesday night prime-time speech.

A day after finishing his latest “trick” – hanging upside down over Central Park for 60 hours before taking a “Dive of Death” from a 44-foot-high platform, a TMZ.com cameraman asked Blaine why the stunt went awry.

“It wasn’t meant to be what it was on TV,” Blaine told the gossip Web site’s cameraman.

Shaking his head, Blaine said the plan was for him to drop just a few feet before being whisked away by a harness attached to a batch of helium-filled balloons.

“But because of the president’s speech, my show was delayed 15 minutes and all of the wind picked up,” he said.

Evil works in mysterious ways.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media