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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 03:16 PM
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39. Apparently no one on his staff wants to give him any bad news,
so it's a miracle that he learned about Katrina at all. Helen Thomas wrote:

"I don't know of many brave White House staffers willing to risk the president's anger by dishing him the bad news.

Instead, Bush is spoon-fed the relevant news from his staff. Top aides usually know the buttons not to push when it comes to bad news. More often they will tell the president what he wants to hear -- the good news if there is any. Or they may just sugar coat the news that is tougher to swallow."

The rest of the column is here: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/143851_thomas15.h...

She nails it.

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