MuseZack, on Jan 7 2004, 11:26 PM, said:
By full press conference, I mean an actual press conference instead of the half-dozen questions at the end of some appearance with a foreign dignitary where Bush usually interacts with the press.
I don't see how that's inherently inferior; whether it's after an appearence with a foreign dignitary or not, it's still an unscripted question.
And Rov, I don't mean to beat up on you, I just think you're buying too heavily into the way things are getting spun by the media.
I can take it.
. And while the media often gets it wrong, they sometimes get it right.
And while Dean's made his share of stupid statements, he's also had perfectly legitimate things he's said turned into pseudo-scandals, like his statement of the obvious that Osama bin Laden should get a fair trial if he's captured. How is that any different from Bush's remarks about fellow public enemy Saddam Hussein at this Dec. 15 press conference?
Maybe; maybe not. I'd point out that Saddam's crimes were chiefly against Iraqis, and that makes the situation fundamentally different than OBL. You're right though, that his comments would have gotten more attention if he had said them closer to the general. That still doesn't address the issue that Dean is hardly being politically savvy. "Bush makes mistakes too" isn't going to bail Dean out.
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Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease. THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.
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