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April 13, 2004

The press conference.... The reporters in their usual role, attempting to make Mr. Bush look bad. The President not letting them succeed.

Yes, I'd be happier if President Bush were a better public speaker. Yes, I wish he'd directly answered some of the questions rather than getting long-winded about some of them. It's clear he was never the Debate team captain. It's also clear that his speaking gets better when he's more passionate about the subject.

I wish he'd tackled some of those questions head-on. Comparisons of Iraq to Vietnam should have been easily and decisively thrashed. The question about the number of contractors vs. Coalition/allied troops could have been answered simply by explaining the roles of contractors.

Complaints aside, I still think it was a decent presser, as such things go.

They tried -- oh, how they tried -- to get a soundbite from him in which he admitted any degree of culpability, responsibility or failure over the attacks of 9/11. His response, the right response, the only possible response:

The person responsible is Osama bin Laden.

So you tell me what's better:

     a) a president tripping over his own tongue while telling the truth, or
     b) a president glibly delivering finely polished, well-rehearsed lies?

I'll take honesty every time.

Posted by Russ at 10:33 PM, April 13, 2004 in News

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Well put, TJ. The donks are so caught up in the "Media is the message/perception is everything" lie that they are unable to delineate between a man's eloquence and his honesty.

But you and I know that while how the President presents the truth is important, it's more important that what he presents BE the truth.

And that's why we're on the right side.

Posted by: Brian B at April 14, 2004 05:41 PM