Desperate for Approval Ratings Boost, Bush Stages Scripted Teleconference With Soldiers

Bush Staged Photo OpAhhh, it may have worked before the internet grew… when rumors that such an event was staged could be stifled before hitting the headlines, but not now. Even the main stream media is catching on to Bush’s attempts to round up support.
Ya see, cell phones and blogs can expose anything in seconds. Eventually, the mainstream media can’t just let the blogsphere have all the fun and get all the stories… they’ll lose readers! So when pressured, they’ll report it to save face. Even Fox News posted an article about it. I bet Bill O’Reilly is hopping mad about that one!
But I can’t blame the man for wanting the teleconference to go as smoothly as possible. I mean, practice makes perfect!

A brief rehearsal ensued.
“OK, so let’s just walk through this,” Barber said. “Captain Kennedy, you answer the first question and you hand the mike to whom?”
“Captain Smith,” Kennedy said.
“Captain. Smith? You take the mike and you hand it to whom?” she asked.
“Captain Kennedy,” the soldier replied.
And so it went.

Then throw in some jokes and some friendly chit chat, and you’re good to go. Except when you get caught later.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: The White House is still adamantly denying the event was scripted. I just love it when they insult my intelligence so blatantly.
Another Update: NPR has the audio of the rehearsal.