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 Post subject: WH INTERNS FORCED TO FILL SEATS AT FINAL BUSH PRESS CONFEREN
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:29 pm 
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Remember when John McCain was on the campaign trail and at one stop in PA, (I think) bus loads of school children were brought in to make it look like there was a huge turnout to hear him tell a few more lies? Now, we have the Chimp-in-Chief having to put White House interns in seats normally takeN up by journalists!

Bush's Final Press Conference: White House Interns Forced To Fill Seats

Bush's final press conference was, at best, a maladroit, awkward, and typically belated attempt at final fence-mending before the president leaves office for good. As Dana Milbank notes in Tuesday's Washington Post, Bush seemed well-rehearsed and ready to discuss the myriad issues upon which he often draws the most criticism -- the economy, Katrina, Abu Ghraib, the "Mission Accomplished" banner, and more. Milbank writes:

By the time he finished, it was hard to imagine why only 23 percent of Americans are able to see the Bush years for the unqualified success that they are. "I thank you for giving me a chance to defend a record that I am going to continue to defend, because I think it's a good, strong record," the president declared.


On a more amusing note (or maybe just sad), Milbank also references a bulletin to the White House press corps issued prior to the press conference. The memo set a tone importance and fanfare for the event. But, when the moment of the event rolled around, there was apparently such a dearth of reporters and spectators in the room that White House interns were conscripted to fill the empty chairs.



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