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Folksy Is As Folksy Does.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. From today's WH press conference:
    THE PRESIDENT: Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?

    Q I can take them off.

    THE PRESIDENT: I'm interested in the shade look, seriously.

    Q All right, I'll keep it, then.

    THE PRESIDENT: For the viewers, there's no sun. (Laughter.)

    Q I guess it depends on your perspective. (Laughter.)

    THE PRESIDENT: Touche. (Laughter.)

    The reporter (Q) in question, Peter Wallsten of the LAT, is legally blind.
  2. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Very smooth, George. Very smooth.
  3. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    That is a fantastic story right there, boys.
  5. Thanks iflius.
    I spent an hour looking for the damn thing before I posted the transcript.
  6. More than 1.3 million Americans are legally blind. That means that they have worse than 20/200 vision. Jim McMahon was technically "legally blind" (because of a childhood illness in one of his eyes) and he liked to wear shades as well.

    I think pointing out Peter Wallsten's handicap is in worse taste than Bush asking about his shades. Now he gets to be "that legally blind" guy instead of being known for his reporting.

    At least we finally got FB's daily Bush bash thread out of the way.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Man, if the guy was bald, Bush would be in his glory:









  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Do you think Bush likes to stick his nose between Cheney's butt cheeks and take big, long snorking huffs?
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    20/200? I was under the impression that it was 20/400.

    Anyway, I was 20/475 before my LASIK in April. Now I'm 20/15. If you're hesitant about LASIK ... don't be. Get it. Now. :)
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Lou . . . F_B's task in this area is greatly facilitated by the CIC in question . . .
  12. Harry Truman was also most likely legally blind. He normally carried an extra pair of eye-glasses around with him because he couldn't see without them.

    Songbird - you are the embodiment of the Democratic base right now.
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