Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bush Finally Shoots Back At Media In Press Conference.

Yes, now this is leadership, this is what we need in a President... President George W. Bush held a suprise press conference yesterday at the White House and he came out shooting at the media attacks point by point. You can watch or read the the whole thing here. Here are some highlights:

On a time line for withdrawing from Iraq, you can forget it about it. He said that decision will be made by future presidents. In other words, there is still a lot of work that remains in Iraq and it just doesn't look like it will be finished while he is still in office.

On whether Donald Rumsfeld should resign, you can forget about it as well. Bush on Rummy: "I don't believe he should resign. He's done a fine job. Every war plan looks good on paper until you meet the enemy." So, Rumsfeld is safe. So is everyone else on his staff, Bush says he has surrounded hisself with people who are dedicated to serving the country and he is happy with there hard work.

On the economy: "Productivity is strong. Inflation is contained. Household net worth is at an all-time high." He's absolutely right. Don't forget low unemployment, 4.8% last month. It is the best economy we have had in years. Better than Clinton but the main stream news would never report that. Thats why you haven't heard any stories about the economy of late.

So in other words, the President bacically told the media and the left to shove it... I am not changing my mind, we are not leaving Iraq and no one is going anywhere.

Of course the best part of the press conference was when President Bush called on Helen Thomas for the first time in over a year. Now in case you don't know who Helen Thomas is, she's considered the dean of the White House press corps. She's been there longer than anyone else, and it shows, or as Ron White would say, things that make you go BLRRRRUGH!!!!

Helen is a liberal, not just your average liberal either. She's a hardcore leftist that makes Michael Moore look like a centrist. She also hates George W. Bush with a passion. So Bush has ignored her. At one point, he moved her chair from the front row to the back. Helen didn't like that very much and called Bush a "coward" for doing it.

So anyway, she finally gets to ask President Bush a question, and here was her question:

Helen Thomas: "I'd like to ask you, Mr. President, your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime. Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is, why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, from your Cabinet -- your Cabinet officers, intelligence people, and so forth -- what was your real reason? You have said it wasn't oil -- quest for oil, it hasn't been Israel, or anything else. What was it?"Bush handled his response well...and at one point said she was just flat wrong he had to interrupt her four times to get in his answer in... You just have to see it for your self to get the whole Helen Thomas experience... Here is a video of it from ExposeThe Left.

He should call on her more... I am looking forward to seeing many more press conferences like this one.

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