Bicycles and Press Cycles
Nope, it was a bike ride.
Last Wednesday, when a two-seater Cessna ventured into restricted airspace over
Things quickly grew comical. According to an AP report, DC police lifted The secret service hustled
The secret service hustled
“Vice President Dick Cheney who was at the White House at the time was quickly evacuated, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was told about the incident around the time it happened, his spokesman said, and was ready to make any "necessary decisions."
But they neglected to inform the Leader of the Free World that his wife and cronies were getting ready to kiss their asses goodbye until 36 minutes after the crisis was over. Why? Because
For once, the press discovered it had teeth. The exchange between press secretary
Q I think there's a disconnect here because, I mean, yesterday you had more than 30,000 people who were evacuated, you had millions of people who were watching this on television, and there was a sense at some point -- it was a short window, a 15-minute window, but there was a sense of confusion among some on the streets. There was a sense of fear. And people are wondering was this not a moment for the President to exercise some leadership, some guidance during that period of time? Was this not a missed opportunity for the President to speak out and at least clarify what -- that he was informed, and what was taking place at that time? If not even during the 15-minute window, why not later in the day?
Needless to say,
Wouldn’t it have been great if the press had acted like this during, say, the run up to the
Here’s my theory on why the press suddenly got pissed. When the White House was evacuated, many reporters weren’t told. The emergency PA system installed for that purpose was never used, so several reporters were left there watching the commotion and holding each other’s
But their questions cut right to the heart of this sham presidency: From My Pet Goat to Georgie’s Big Adventure, the guy who got elected isn’t the one making the big decisions. So who is?