Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"Have I turned blue yet?"

The Mandarin found Shrub's session with the press yesterday fascinating.

This is from the Associated Press report:

[Shrub] said Monday the Iraq war is "straining the psyche of our country;" but leaving now would be a disaster.

[He] served notice at a news conference that he would not change course or flinch from debate about the unpopular war as he campaigns for Republicans in the fall congressional elections.

Then, as evidence of how much the war has strained his own psyche, he told reporters that he was going to hold his breath and turn blue unless they stopped asking him negative questions about Iraq, about his low poll numbers and especially until veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas stopped looking at him with her "evil eye" all the time.

Original photo caption: US President George W. Bush listens to a reporter's question as he conducts a press conference inside the White House Conference Center across the street from the White House in Washington, DC. Bush called for urgent deployment of a peacekeeping force in Lebanon to salvage a UN-brokered truce that halted 34 days of warfare between Israel and Hezbollah.(AFP/Paul J. Richards)

1 comment:

Fancy Dirt said...

Though this mess wouldn't exist if Democrats had been in power, I hope no one really believes his intimation that, given the chance, Democrats would drop gun and run, leaving every one in Iraq to fend for himself.
Scaring Americans has worked so well in the past for him, that he predictably continues to use that tactic in hopes of getting Republicans elected this fall.
Is there a way to fill the government with Democrats, but have them oversee Bush and his buddies while they make them clean up the mess they made? Even little kids know that rule.