A partial recap of Bush's press conference*:
But first, a quick sidebar:
The Iran issue. The New York Times' Michael Gordon apparently is pulling a Judy Miller by referring to one, count 'em one, unnamed source on Iran's involvement in Iraq. No corroboration.* Drumbeatdrumbeatdrumbeat. Who says we can't go back in time? It's 2002 all over again. So, will an Iran attack be our new funsy October Surprise? Okay, now back to Bush's articulate, animated, endearing exchange:
- Re: Gonzo. Congress should deliver legislation rather than being the investigative body! Excuse me for just a minute. My head just exploded.Okay, all better. Ahem. Breathe. Aaaand....HUH??!! Um, Mr. Pretend President? Congress is an investigatvie body. Why can't I seem to remember that he paid people to take his exams and write his papers for him in college? He was trained in how to run a kingdom...er, corporation, er...nevermind. The point is, he sure hasn't learned how to be the President of the United States, even though he's let others do that for him, too.
- Gitmo: He said that countries won't take prisoners back. Mr. Stupid-In-Chief? Anyone read the paper to you lately? COUGHBritainCOUGH! Oh, and while we're at it...who says these prisoners are killers? Have we had any fair trials to determine that? I didn't think so.
- Mortgages: No direct grants to homeowners. More education is needed, that's all. So go get a PhD! What's so hard? Problem solved. We Americans must be idiots not to have realized that.
- And finally, the sage, oh-so-reverent recap by Tweety: Bush gave a strong performance. Powerful. Wow. (Who is he, Matt Damon?) It's safe to say we can add Chris to the list of entrants into Bush's Lyme-diseased rear entrance. I realize the results of the colonoscopy read "clear", but hey, there's no such thing as a perfect diagnosis.
*With a little help from Thom Hartmann