Monday, September 12, 2005

See No Evil

OK, so we know that President Bush doesn't read newspapers:

As he told Brit Hume on FOX News back in 2003:

"I get briefed by Andy Card and Condi in the morning. They come in and tell me. ... I glance at the headlines just to [get] kind of a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are (sic) probably read the news themselves ..."

And he doesn't watch TV.

Newsweek's Howard Fineman notes that on the Thursday following Hurricane Katrina, Bush's media people slapped together a DVD to show the president some of the news coverage. Why? The commander in chief hadn't realized how serious the disaster was.

"How this could be—how the president of the United States could have even less 'situational awareness,' as they say in the military, than the average American about the worst natural disaster in a century -- is one of the more perplexing and troubling chapters in a story that, despite moments of heroism and acts of great generosity, ranks as a national disgrace.


" ... It is not clear what President Bush does read or watch, aside from the occasional biography and an hour or two of ESPN here and there."

Hmm. So how does our commander in chief stay in touch with the world? I always thought it was John Travolta who had played that part ...


At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can willful ignorance be a desirable trait for anyone, let alone a president?

You can be that 75 percent of the holy-rollers who voted for Bush only because he was less pro-gay marriage than droopy dog Kerry don't read a daily paper, either.

All of this must please the Chinese who, I'm convinced, will crush the U.S. during our lives...not necessarily by brutal force, but by economic power, which will be just as devastating.


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