Monday, January 12, 2009

Final Press Conference: President Bush doesn't understand what the word "disappointment" means

Excellent comment by Bob Cesca regarding Bush's last offical press conference (held today) before he finally goes away:
"As always, President Bush's utter lack of humility and his inability to fully grasp how he personally failed on numerous occasions is just staggering.  For example:"
(Go 20 secs in)
"'Not finding weapons of mass destruction was a significant disappointment.' No, no. We feel "disappointment" when there's no more ice cream. Or when our favorite sports team loses an important whatever. Not finding -- rather, deliberately ignoring the fact that there weren't any weapons in the first place but going to war anyway -- wasn't a disappointment. It was one of the biggest, most expensive, most damaging foreign policy disasters in American history."
Read the whole thing at BOB CESCA'S AWESOME BLOG!

As an aside, it appears turn out for this event was not as good as the White House expected.  While the announcements specified only "one correspondent per organization" and standing "room only for non-seat holders", the last 2 of the 7 rows were empty, and needed to be filled by White House interns.

Just sad.  Appropriate, but sad.

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