Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It's Impossible To Make Some Of This Stuff Up

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?
Q I can take them off.
THE PRESIDENT: I'm interested in the shade look,
Q All right, I'll keep it, then.
THE PRESIDENT: For the viewers, there's no sun. (Laughter.)
Q I guess it depends on your perspective. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Touche. (Laughter.)

It's possible that Bush didn't know the reporter suffers from a form of macular degeneration that can be mitigated by wearing UV protective glasses and is legally blind. But, shouldn't someone on his staff have known enough to clue him in?

H/T kos


Anonymous said...

Why? you just look for things to bitch about.

James Wigderson said...

This is the most nitpicky post I have ever seen. When would Bush's staff have told him, and why?

Other Side said...

If they were half as competent as Bush they would ... wait, James' question answered.

Mark Schnepper said...

This would seem nitpicky, if a Bush press conference wasn't so scripted. These press confences are carefully scripted as far as who gets called on, the same as his audiences are screened in town hall meetings. Given that, I
think it does show their incompetence.

slammer said...

You threw some weak sauce at us here, about as weak as Jim Doyle and Travelgate.

P.S. - Mark Schnepper lives

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I'm from the old school, that assumes that anyone in the position of President has enough class to know about these things without having to be "advised". He continues to embarass the U.S. on every level....