Wednesday, November 08, 2006

An Unique Listening Experience

I rarely listen to Bush live because he has such a weak handle on the English language that I become infuriated a man who sounds so dumb is the leader of the Free World.

However, I'm listening to his press conference right now because many things have happened this afternoon: Democrats have claimed victory in the Senate races in Montana AND Virginia and Rumsfeld has resigned. So I really wanted to hear what he had to say.

One thing that I heard him admit to is that he lied to the press. He was just asked about his comment last week on Rummy's employment, when he said that Rumsfeld would remain for as long as he was President. Bush's response to the question today was an explanation as to why he had to lie: he hadn't spoken to Rumsfeld or his replacement yet, didn't want to upset the outcome of the elections...blah, blah, blah.

I'm glad I heard it first hand because I realized something: the press - though not BFF with Bush anymore - do polish him up when they report on his conferences. I wonder which media outlets are going to call him out on this blatant lie.

He also asked the press, "Do you think I'm nuts?" And the response was VERY nervous laughter. Of course we all know what many of them wanted to say... I'm glad I heard that comment, too.


Skews Me said...

If someone can extract the "You think I'm nuts?" soundbite as a .WAV file and email it to me, I would be forever in your debt.

the boy who lives on an island said...

I'm sooo glad you posted on this.
i saw the full coverage as well and just keot thinking to myself how much cannon fodder this man provides against himself naturally.
the lies.
the stupid awkward statements:

Reporter: "HAve you spoken with the new House Speaker (Pelosi) yet?"
Lil Bush: "...I recommended the names of several Republican interior decorators."

Another notable moment was when a NYTimes reorter questioned him. This may've been the first time that I've seen Bush try and be nice to Times reporter with an almost nervouse tenacity. A "please don't write too horrible a piece on me". That was weird.

But the best soundbit for me was when someone asked him what he thought the results were to be. He responded, " I thought we were gonna win. I guess that shows you what I know."

Yes, Mr. President.
I guess that does show us what you know.