Clinton pulls a fast one on Bush.

  1. Bill Clinton, who as president championed the Kyoto Protocol clamping controls on "greenhouse gases," was scheduled to speak at the conference Friday afternoon-in an unofficial capacity but potentially at a critical point in backroom talks involving the U.S. delegation.

    The U.S. envoys, representing a Bush administration that renounced the Kyoto pact, were said to be displeased by the 11th-hour surprise, although there was no formal protest, according to an official in the Canadian government, the conference host.

    At least Clinton has some hobbies to keep him busy.