Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 8, 2004

by V

Bush Cuts And Runs

Very curious to see the transcript (or video) of this event, but it must have been something:

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Yahoo! News - Top Stories Photos - AFP
US President George W. Bush walks away from a briefing with the media, refusing to answer questions after he was asked about Enron and the reported indictment of former CEO Kenneth Lay, who was a close adviser and fund-raiser for Bush and his father, earning him the presidential nickname of 'Kenny Boy.'(AFP/Paul J. Richards)
Mr. President, isn't it a flip-flop to start a briefing and then walk out?

As a Kos commenter asked: will he do that in the debates, too? The questions will surely be harder...

The media's abuzz (again!) about the idea of dropping Cheney from the team; I'm not convinced that Cheney's the biggest liability to the ticket, people...
Posted by V at July 8, 2004 03:56 PM
Comments

Well, well, well! I was away from my desk/computer all day, so had not heard about this.

Question: will this cow the press back into their standard meek, mild, and fearful mode, or will it finally shake them out of their complacency?

Posted by: J at July 8, 2004 05:21 PM

Can you IMAGINE what the response would have been had Clinton pulled this sort of pathetic, immature stunt?

Posted by: Janis at July 8, 2004 08:55 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir


Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror


LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right


The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling


The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow


Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars


Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative


Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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