kolmapäev, juuni 23, 2004

Daily Froomkin

A few interesting perspectives on Bush and those 7 minutes:

Good Morning America called more attention yesterday to those seven excruciating minutes -- you know, the ones during which Bush sat in a classroom, after hearing that America was under attack.

Jake Tapper told Diane Sawyer: "It was just a few minutes. But Democrats hope seeing them will make voters uncomfortable, not just with the scene, but with the President himself."

There's a sound bite from filmmaker Michael Moore, who uses video of that scene in his new movie. "He looks frightened and lost and you almost feel sorry for him," Moore said of Bush.

There's a sound bite from White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr.: "I think there was a moment of shock and he did stare off, maybe for just a second."

George Stephanopoulous then blames Card. "You have to wonder why Andy Card didn't pull him out at that moment," he tells Sawyer.

Sawyer concludes: "It's become this litmus test for a lot of people about how you feel about President Bush."

I'm with Stephanopoulous. Why did it take 7 minutes for one of Bush's aides to realize they should get him out of there?

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