Monday, March 20, 2006

This is news?

The NY Times reports that George W. Bush has finally started taking questions from audiences that aren't cherry picked with supporters...

"I guess I'm one of the three left standing Americans who did the negotiation of the nonproliferation treaty," one of the retirees, Lawrence Weiler, a former official of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, told Mr. Bush. But the treaty can't hold, Mr. Weiler said, if the position of the United States is that it will initiate a nuclear war "if it is necessary." Would the president consider a "no-first-use" policy instead?

Mr. Bush, startled, said he would think about it, thanked Mr. Weiler for his contribution, then concluded the session with a "God bless you all."...

But if you read the article, you'll find that Bush's answers, like Scotty McClellans, are essentially nonresponsive.

Really, if you had an employee like that, would you keep him?

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