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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:33 PM
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With the world exploding around him * resorts to fashion talk
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15230633 /

Bush couches bad news around small talk
Fashion talk with press corps lets president momentarily escape politics

By Dana Milbank
Updated: 6:35 a.m. ET Oct 12, 2006

President Bush needed to change the subject.

"If I might say, that is a beautiful suit," he told NBC News correspondent Kevin Corke at yesterday's news conference in the Rose Garden.

<<snip>>

"And I can't see anybody else who even comes close," Bush added, drawing laughs from the assembled scribes in wrinkled navy blazers.

Then the president spied CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, pointing at her Benetton suit with pink pinstripes. "Suzanne, I take that back," Bush amended with chivalry. Moments later he bestowed on her the day's "best-dressed" honors.

<<snip>>

It was about the only fun Bush had all morning. North Korea is exploding, Iraq is imploding, and congressional Republicans are self-destructing. Reporters weren't about to let the president forget about that, even if he looked natty in his gray suit and dark-blue tie.

"Do you ever feel like the walls are closing in on you?" Axelrod tormented.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:36 PM
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1. Pretty pathetic isn't he....
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samdogmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:41 PM
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2. Gee--Has tool Dana Milbank finally gotten a clue?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 09:41 PM by samdogmom
I still haven't forgiven him for the dismissive, hurtful coverage he gave John Conyers when he was trying to investigate the 2004 vote/voter debacle. God I hate these "Johnny-come-latelys"! Fortunately, I have a long memory and Dana Milbank will NEVER be able to claim he "hated" Bush before it was cool. Too bad, Dana--you missed the boat!
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:41 PM
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7. I'll take any bad press for * that I can get n/t
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:41 PM
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3. Oy.... I am soooo proud to be an American....
I bet even Lee Greenwood is cringing after that performance...
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:52 PM
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4. But how about that pig? Did he ever get any of that pig???
You know, that one in Germany?
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:38 PM
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6. Oh, yeah, he got some...
even though Lebanon was exploding!!
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:09 PM
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5. Did you read the last sentence of the article?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 10:11 PM by senseandsensibility
edited to add: his chimpiness was "not pleased" at the end of his widdle press confernece? :rofl: :rofl: Of course this is hilarious, but somehow I find it difficult to believe that he could even comprehend that it hadn't gone well.
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