Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beef Jerky

President Bush when asked about the incident where an Iraqi journalist whipped his shoes at the him (which by the way is a terrible insult in that culture) the president said:

"I thought it was unusual to have a guy throw his shoe at you. But I'm not insulted. I don't hold it against the government. I don't think the Iraqi press corps as a whole is terrible. And so, the guy wanted to get on TV and he did. I don't know what his beef is. But whatever it is I'm sure somebody will hear it.

Did I hear that correctly? "I don't know what his beef is?"

I find this stunning. Gee, whatever kind of beef could the man have? Hmmm....

Talk about disconnected. -Monica

1 comment:

CT said...

"...I'm sure somebody will hear it."

[Omitted: "...That somebody just won't be me."]

As many issues as I may have with Barney Frank due to the whole ENDA thing, I think he said it best:

"I'm a great fan of the president-elect, but I think it's probably the case that he's going to have to be more assertive than he's been. And I know what he says is 'Well, we only have one president at a time.' ... I am afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have."