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George Avoids Questions Whenever Possible

chickenattack.jpgAccording to today’s Froomkin (and its a good one — go read it!), Bushie will be speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations tomorrow, in his second of four planned speeches on the Iraq mess.

The format of his speech is a bit odd — in an unusual move for the critical think tank, Bush is being allowed to speak without taking any questions afterward. He’s just going to speak and go.

Awwwww, poor wittle Georgie is scawed of dee big intewectual qwestons.

The big question in my mind? What the hell is the Council on Foreign Relations doing allowing themselves to be used as a prop in the Preznit’s "propaganda campaign to call a mess a success"?

Of course, the intellectual set will applaud politely to the end of the speech, out of respect for the Office of the Presidency. The Preznit will get his video clip of people being polite and spin it as agreement.

I mean, please, I’m not asking for boos or unsportsmanlike conduct — but can you at least make him earn any sparse applause he gets? For heaven’s sakes, even the Preznit ought to earn his marks, just like the rest of us. Even if he is acting like a big ole chicken by running from any questions he might not like — heaven forbid that critical thinking might actually occur on his watch.

(Graphics love to And a less scary graphic for reader Harry.)

UPDATE: btw, so you don’t miss it, Froomkin also has a fantastic poll summary in today’s column. Thumbnail sketch: things look crappy for POTUS. Guess not taking questions keeps Bubble Boy from learning that he’s losing friends and not influencing many people.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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