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To make matters worse, Bush called on several reporters whose questions could only have come from by the White House communications office. Most famously, Jeff Gannon of the openly Republican Talon News mocked recent comments by Democrats Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton before asking Bush how was he “going to work with [such] people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?” Did Ronald Reagan ever enjoy such a friendly query?
The press corps never said a kind word to or about Reagan until he was rolling up Constitution Avenue in June 2004.
And the answer I got from the President was that he was, like Reagan, going to go around the Dems and the media and go right to the American people who seem to understand what he is saying when the filter is removed. The results of November’s election show that.p>Thanks again for the plug. My hate mail from the Left is off the scale. br> — Jeff Gannon /p> p> Hear, hear! Excuse me for admitting to laughing out loud at your clever use of ABC’s Terry Moran’s name in the subject of your column! And your further description of him as “prissy” allowed another chuckle. I’m so glad to have witnessed President Bush’s performance at yesterday’s press conference — as I missed it live and had to make an effort to view it on C-Span later in the evening. Here’s hoping that Bush will call more pressers! br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?