Monday, July 18, 2005

President Bunnypants gets laughed at by press

Wonkette reports on today's press conference, noting that Bush got laughed at by the press for his response to a certain question,
Q Mr. President, you said you don't want to talk about an ongoing investigation, so I'd like to ask you, regardless of whether a crime was committed, do you still intend to fire anyone found to be involved in the CIA leak case? And are you displeased that Karl Rove told a reporter that Ambassador Joe Wilson's wife worked for the Agency on WMD issues?

PRESIDENT BUSH: We have a serious ongoing investigation here. (Laughter.)

Oh, that is just not good. Of course, Bush was repeating the official WH line.

No comment.

Even though the question was framed to eliminate the issue of whether a crime was commited, Bush dodged it. No wonder he got laughed at.

But what if this is just something made up by the diabolical Leftist media?

Wonkette provides a link to the White House's transcript for the press conference. How does this exchange come across from the official record?

Q Mr. President, you said you don't want to talk about an ongoing investigation, so I'd like to ask you, regardless of whether a crime was committed, do you still intend to fire anyone found to be involved in the CIA leak case? And are you displeased that Karl Rove told a reporter that Ambassador Joe Wilson's wife worked for the Agency on WMD issues?

PRESIDENT BUSH: We have a serious ongoing investigation here. (Laughter.) And it's being played out in the press. And I think it's best that people wait until the investigation is complete before you jump to conclusions. And I will do so, as well. I don't know all the facts. I want to know all the facts. The best place for the facts to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it. I would like this to end as quickly as possible so we know the facts, and if someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration.

I guess it doesn't matter if someone did something that endangered the security of the US, or did something highly unethical.

Only if it was criminal.

Since ethics and security aren't the strong suite of this administration, Bush has to keep the standards low.

by Robster @ 7/18/2005 08:16:00 PM PERMALink
|