Monday, February 27, 2006

Press Conference: a Theater of the Absurd


glenda sez theater of the cuckoo
From the NYTimes
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

For full article, go HERE.

Mike McCurry, who was President Bill Clinton's press secretary a decade ago, is kicking himself to this day for ever allowing the White House briefings to be televised live.

"It was a huge error on my part," Mr. McCurry recalled the other day after watching a relentless White House press corps badger Scott McClellan, the current White House press secretary, about a hunting accident in which Vice President Dick Cheney shot a friend, Harry M. Whittington, and delayed telling the news media about it. "It has turned into a theater of the absurd."


Indeed, just this morning, Scotty McClellan reportedly showed up for his daily briefing in clown make-up, waving a toy pistol, and screaming, " How dare you question the president, you traitorous clowns!"

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Bush, Any Port in the Storm?

glenda thinks he acting cuckoo
For full story, go HERE.
Well the UAE port acquisition continues to stir up opposition.

In his rare visit with reporters in the front cabin of Air Force One on Tuesday, the President spoke in a tone that was often sharper than usual. "They ought to listen to what I have to say about this," Bush, clad in a flight jacket, said of congressional opponents. "They ought to look at the facts, and understand the consequences of what they're going to do. But if they pass a law, I'll deal with it, with a veto."


Bush then squinted into the sun, hoisted his petard, and snarled, "And don't forget, Cheney is armed and ready for bear."