Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Bush Admits to being coward.

This really yanks my chain.

As Mark Crispin Miller reminds us, listen to what he says.

President Bush spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about his fears for himself and his family in the hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling a German television reporter he was "trying to get out of harm's way" before returning to the White House.

In an interview with ARD German Television, Bush said that in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, "I was concerned about things like, is my wife safe? You know, I was worried about that. I was worried about things such as my parents. I was worried about my [twin] girls."

Among the flying public grounded that day were the president's parents, who found themselves stranded in Wisconsin. Bush was able to reach his father, as well as First Lady Laura Bush, who was in Washington. But as he discussed his personal reactions, Bush also wanted there to be no doubt about his focus on the task at hand.

"At the same time, you need to know about me that I was also thinking clearly about how to respond," he said.

First, he says he was trying to get out of harms way -- apaprently ground zero was Florida.

Then he says he was worried about his wife, who WAS in harms way.

Then he repeats Karen and Karl's talking point about himself verbatim.

"We were concerned about threats on the president. We were worried about future attacks, and there's a lot of belief that Flight 93 was headed to the White House," Bush added, referring to the hijacked commercial airliner that crashed in western Pennsylvania.

Then he does it AGAIN. Repeats another talking point, and refers to himself in the third person in the process.

Cowardly little bunny.