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Hey, when he does something stupid ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dog428, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. dog428

    dog428 Active Member



    WASHINGTON (June 15) - President Bush, who often teases members of the White House press corps, apologized Wednesday after he poked fun at a reporter for wearing sunglasses without realizing they were needed for vision loss.

    The exchange occurred at a news conference in the Rose Garden.

    Bush called on Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten and asked if he was going to ask his question with his "shades" on.

    "For the viewers, there's no sun," Bush said to the television cameras.

    But even though the sun was behind the clouds, Wallsten still needs the sunglasses because he has Stargardt's disease, a form of macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss. The condition causes Wallsten to be sensitive to glare and even on a cloudy day, can cause pain and increase the loss of sight.
  2. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Sorry, it's a d_b.

    Checked on several, but somehow skipped over the "folksy" thread before I posted it.

    SportsJournalists.com rules: If you catch it first, it doesn't count.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    sorry dog, a d_b is a d_b, even if you call yourself on it.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    What are you, blind?
  5. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Well, I'm proposing a new rule on that since we can't delete our own threads anymore.

    And Ace, legally, yes.
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    You can change the thread, though....

    as in ... Never Mind.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    Add: Read this thread before Fenian's one, and missed yab's similar post.

    Great minds think alike. ;D
  9. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    First rule in posting Bush-bashing threads: Always check all F_B threads to see if his sometimes cryptic titles are for the topic you have in mind.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Pssst. F_B also can't haiku worth a damn.

    Instead of angry bloviating, kill him with the ol' 5-7-5.
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