January 14, 2009

Lame duck limps through last press con by conning America

White House interns forced to fill seats at Bush's last presser to make the room seem less empty.

Further complicating his last-minute legacy rehabilitation: Nobody seems to be paying attention. The White House had high expectations for yesterday’s final, historic news conference. “ONE CORRESPONDENT PER ORGANIZATION,” proclaimed the bulletin sent to reporters. “STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR NON-SEAT HOLDERS.” But when the appointed hour arrived, the last two rows in the seven-row briefing room were empty, and a press aide told White House interns to fill those seats.

Hardly anyone there, yet he still found a way to ignore Helen Thomas. Another class act by the Bush misadministration.

Feh. Not only should Helen be the first person Obama calls on in his very first press conference as President, he should totally fucking ignore those underpants-excavating blowholes from Faux Nooze. There, I said it.

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