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    Default Bush rips blind reporter for wearing shades.

    This is probably going to start another politcal war on here but it is kind of funny and sad at the same time. I'm sure no one feels worse than George over this. He did call and say he was sorry afterwards but he still must feel awfully bad over it I would imagine.

    http://www.break.com/index/bushblind.html
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    I wonder what he said to his press secretary afterwards?

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    I'm not a Bush apologist, but I think the title of the thread is quite misleading. He made a harmless remark to a reporter about wearing sunglasses when it wasn't sunny and he didn't realize the reporter had an eye condition that the sun aggrevated. The reporter apparently didn't tell anybody about his condition and when Bush found out he called to personally apologize.

    Doesn't really seem like anything to start a political war over.

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    And the reporter said no apology was needed and they had a cordial and fun discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow
    Doesn't really seem like anything to start a political war over.
    I must have missed the war. Fill me in.

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    I'm no Bush fan, but this is all just a big waste of press time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    I must have missed the war. Fill me in.
    Just the Democrats firing blanks again.

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    The guy made a harmless mistake, but it was funny. We are talking and commenting on it here, but I think a "political war" is a bit of a stretch.
    Last edited by BradS; 06.17.06 at 06:42 PM.

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    Total tangent but it's a small world - I went to high school here in NC with Peter Wallsten, the reporter with shades. He handled the whole situation with class and Bush later called him to apologize. Case closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    I must have missed the war. Fill me in.
    Try reading the first sentence of the first post again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&M's
    Just the Democrats firing blanks again.

    May I ask you a question, sir? Is your sole purpose coming here to start political arguments on every thread you encounter? This is the second time I've noticed you trying to bait people is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    May I ask you a question, sir? Is your sole purpose coming here to start political arguments on every thread you encounter? This is the second time I've noticed you trying to bait people is all.
    Well sir, it's a political thread, and it involves the president, and the thread title states that Bush "rips" the reporter. Which he didn't do.

    Do me a favor. Look at all my posts. Now count how many of them are in a political thread. Good. Now count how many of them are to start political arguments. OK.

    So it's FAR from my SOLE purpose to be in a VH forum of which I'm a VH fan. If you don't undrestand how politics works, just tell us and stay out of threads that involve this kind of subject matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow
    Try reading the first sentence of the first post again.
    I did, and there wasn't much of a war there.

    I'd say that a President admonishing a reporter during a news conference counts as a rip. Bush was right in that someone probably shouldn't address a President like that under normal circumstances, but his handlers should have made him aware of what was going on. We see so few press conferences from Bush that you'd think some preparation would go into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&M's
    Well sir, it's a political thread, and it involves the president, and the thread title states that Bush "rips" the reporter. Which he didn't do.

    Do me a favor. Look at all my posts.....
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    I first cringed at the footage I saw, then when I heard the reporter's response, I just thought, "Oops!"

    I think people with handicaps are much more comfortable than the ones around them. For example (not a handicap), at work a co-worker who I had known for a little while had a heart attack at work. A card went around where everyone wrote the same crap, "I hope you feel better!" and "Our prayers are with you!" I made fun of his condition in the card because nothing is more depressing than people wishing you well when you damn well know you're not. He is now one of my closest friends at work.

    People take themselves way too serious. If anyone read my D-Day thread A Day at the Beach, you can see things could be much worse. Here's a link to the article if you care:

    http://www.theconstrainedvision.com/beach.html

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