Wow, I didn't even know about this.
Picking Bush's Brain
One of the accidental subplots to Karl Rove’s departure yesterday was a question directed to President Bush by CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante at Rove's farewell press event. His question was picked up by a DC media blog and generated many responses. So we asked Bill for his side of the story, which follows.
As the President and Karl Rove walked away from the lectern after their emotional announcement of Rove’s resignation, I yelled a question.
“If he’s so smart, why did you lose Congress?”
The President, as usual, didn’t answer.
That’s OK – he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to.
But judging by some of the reaction, you’d think I had been shouting obscenities in church!
“Unprofessional;” “Inappropriate;” “Unbecoming;” “Doesn’t show much class;” “you are a total idiot;” “Shill for the liberal Democrats.”
The point is that reporters are not here as guests.
We’re here to ask questions.
Thanks for doing your job Mr Plante, it is appreciated.