Finally. If that kid is going to be all over my TV and internet, I want him to brush his hair back out of his damn face — as much as I want teenagers in the street to pull up their idiot pants and wear a belt. I’m old and cranky; do as I say, damn it, or I’ll cut you.
In case you missed it, yesterday Bush was taking questions in the Rose Garden after his recent Wag the Dog visiting Iraq stunt, and he stopped to give a reporter a hard time for wearing sunglasses while asking him a question. Turns out the reporter is blind.
Not the first time the president has made this particular type of mistake, either. Back on May 9th, he gave a guy in a wheelchair a hard time for sitting down in is presence.
I wondered when I read about this whether Bush had watched that West Wing episode where Jed Bartlett chastizes the Dr. Laura-type character for remaining seated in the presence of the president, and decided that he gets to call people out for not respecting him. Too bad Bush doesn’t merit any of the respect normally accorded to the Oval Office.