But… All the Other Republicans are Doing It

First of all, he did look like he’d been popping some pills. The flushed cheeks, the bleary eyes never focusing for more than a moment, the transitions between visibly agitated and tired desperation. I mean hell, I don’t blame the guy for popping pills before a news conference with the press, after all, you gotta take the edge off of the coke somehow.

Wait scratch that, I must have been watching Dennis Miller again.

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one annoyed at the super-psychedelic tie. Whoever the hell is picking out Bush’s wardrobe these days needs to lay off the sugar cubes. [Wonkette]

It was funny that the reporters are fond of asking truly up-to-date questions about foreign policy. I mean, the words Iraq, Vietnam and quagmire in the same sentence… zing, someone pass that man a napkin. And for the home viewers, 3 shots of tequila is the par for that one.

Of course, it’s not very useful to ask questions that are sidestepped with one-liners and rhetoric. My favorite was the response to this line of questioning:

QUESTION: I was asking why [you and Cheney are] appearing together, rather than separately, which was [the 9/11 Commission’s] request.

BUSH: Because it’s a good chance for both of us to answer questions that the 9-11 commission is looking forward to asking us. And I’m looking forward to answering them.

A good follow-up question at this point would be to ask if Bush holds hands with the Secret Service when he crosses the street… or does Laura leave the night-light on for him when he goes to bed… or do they have to chop up his food in to really small pieces until his adult teeth come in?

Transcript of President Bush’s press conference [SFGate]

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