Checking Out The Stars

GENERIC: Horoscope, Zodiac
This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
You've heard no doubt by now that Thailand's Prime Minister Thaskin Shinawatra has decided to stop talking to reporters until next year because his horoscope indicates he shouldn't. The prime minister says Mercury is perfectly aligned with his star so, "Sorry boys, I ain't talkin'."

Shinawatra has had a stormy relationship with Thailand's press, so this horoscope excuse — while amusing — fits in with his modus operandi.

We checked President Bush's horoscope — a cancer if there ever was one — and this month Mr. Bush better be careful. He and his fellow crab-signers should know that Saturn will be at odds with Mars, Neptune and the new moon. In astrology terms that's a lot of planetary energy to handle.

Life in the White House can't be all that much fun these days, so look on the bright side Mr. President. It's not really your fault — your moon's out of whack.

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By Harry Smith