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Original post made by A Boomer, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 22, 2007

Press Conference, The White House, December 2007

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 22, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Same news conference, different reporter:

Mr. President, there are some who say that 1000 foreign fighters in Iraq are insignificant, but can't 1000 dedicated islamists disrupt a country?

President: Yep.

Mr. President, the neocons of your administration developed a strategy that trys to instill a democracy in the Arab world. If this happens, would this be a huge blow against Al Queda?

President: You betcha.

Mr. President, The surges appears to be working. Does this surprise you?

President: No.

Mr. President, European people, in large majorities, don't like you. Does that bother you?

President: No.

Mr. President, the President of Iran has publicly stated that he wants Israel to be wiped off the map. If he gets nuclear weapons, even a few of them, do you think he will use them against Israel?

President: Probably.

Mr. President, The Democrats want to set a timeline to remove our troops from Iraq. Does that make any sense?

President: No.

But Mr. President, can't you envision a situation where a timeline will contribute to peace? Many people think it would.

Presient: No. There is only one president. I am that person.

Mr. President, you are a man of few words. Would care to elaborate on your answers?

Preseident: What part of my answers did you not understand?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 22, 2007 at 9:30 pm

One straw dog down. Well done, Gary.

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Posted by Peter
a resident of another community
on Nov 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Gee, Gary, I find it quite revealing that your version of a president seems like a Stalin than the elected leader answerable to all the people in this representative democracy of ours.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 23, 2007 at 12:46 pm

Actually, Peter, I just enjoy listening to leaders that get to the point. Bobby Kennedy used to do this, during his press conferences. It infuriated the press, but he got to the point with simple "yes" and "no" answers.

If a leader can answer long-winded questions with simple answers, it generally means that the leader understands the issue much better than the questioner.

It is clear to me that Bush understands Iraq much better than his critics do.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 23, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Stalin did not give press conferences.

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Posted by Hey, hey
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 25, 2007 at 8:16 pm

Guess what, Walter. Neither does Bush.

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Posted by Thanks, Gary
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 25, 2007 at 8:25 pm

Gary, you made my day!! What you wrote was GREAT.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 26, 2007 at 4:17 am

Hey, hey, did you know that reporters were not allowed to directly quote FDR's responses to press conference questions? Did you know that if you hold your breath long enough you turn blue? Do you want to guess the consequences of refusing to acccept the expressed will of the people through the mechanism provided?

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