Who you gonna run to?

"The Bush administration has realized that it needs help on just about every front in the international agenda and Europe is the best place to get that help,'' said Charles Kupchan, a Washington-based senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a chief European adviser in President Bill Clinton's administration.

Merkel, 52, wanted the leaders at the G-8 summit to agree on specific targets on climate change, only to have Bush reject that plan and announce his own strategy less than a week before the meetings start. [...]

Bush's new plan "is not about upstaging Angela Merkel,'' Hadley said. "It is an effort to identify a way forward, and quite frankly is an opportunity for Angela Merkel to preside over a very successful G-8.''
Looks like they might be feeling the heat.