Why suffer through the agony of a Bush speech and press conference -- syllables spasming off the presidential uvula, all those irritating fricatives and smarmy labials. Read Bonsai Bush instead. Really, why waste any more time than you have to on this prepackaged bullshit?
This is the miniaturization of yesterday's Rose Garden squint-a-thon.
On nominating Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court
Harriet's the bestest. Well, at least after John Roberts. We go way back. No, not that far back. After my drinking days. No litmus test. Never shoot the breeze about abortion. No cronyism, even though she looks like a crone.
On the pending expiration of parts of the Patriot Act
Reauthorize or your dog dies from playing in anthrax-dusted dog runs. Reauthorize or thousands will die, maybe this time in The Mall of America.
On funding the Katrina and Rita reconstruction
Grover Norquist is busy red-lining the "offset" programs. Grandma Millie's gonna have to buy a pill splitter.
On the sudden downgrading of battle-ready Iraqi battalions from three to one
The answer is, there is progress, positive progress.
On explaining to the American people how he's planning to pay for the budget deficit, the cost of the war, and the cost of Katrina
Let me remind people that we are at war.
On what would happen if anybody in the Bush administration is indicted over the Plame outing
I'm not going to talk about it.
On being asked if he'd like to see Roe v. Wade overturned
On being asked if he's still a conservative
Am I what?
On being asked how he would bridge the divide of poverty and race in this country beyond economics and home ownership
I don't think you can divorce bridging divides from ownership.
On being asked how much political capital he has left
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