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Posted by ESC on November 21, 2004

Bush Pulls Top Bodyguard From Scuffle
2 hours, 22 minutes ago White House - AP
November 21, 2004

SANTIAGO, Chile - President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night.As Bush stepped inside, Chilean agents closed ranks at the door, blocking the president's agents from following. Stopping for more pictures, Bush noticed the fracas and turned back. He reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum and into the building.

From Merriam-Webster:
SCRUM - Noun. Etymology: short for scrummage, alteration of scrimmage 1 or scrum.mage /'skr&-mij/ : a rugby play in which the forwards of each side come together in a tight formation and struggle to gain possession of the ball when it is tossed in among them 2 British : MADHOUSE