Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

One apology down...countless to go.

President Bush, who often teases members of the White House press corps, apologized Wednesday after he poked fun at a reporter for wearing sunglasses without realizing they were needed for vision loss.

Ouch. Foot in mouth? No, that one's up to the thigh.

Bush called on Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten and asked if he was going to ask his question with his "shades" on. "For the viewers, there's no sun," Bush said to the television cameras.

That should help his popularity with the press. Oh man...what an asshole.

But even though the sun was behind the clouds, Wallsten still needs the sunglasses because he has Stargardt's disease, a form of macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss. The condition causes Wallsten to be sensitive to glare and even on a cloudy day, can cause pain and increase the loss of sight.

Plus, his futures so damn bright...

Wallsten said Bush called his cell phone later in the day to apologize and tell him that he didn't know he had the disease. Wallsten said he interrupted and told the president that no apology was necessary and that he didn't feel offended since he hadn't told anyone at the White House about his condition.

Still though, that's like yelling at a deaf man to pay attention.

"He said, `I needle you guys out of affection,'" Wallsten said. "I said, 'I understand that, but I don't want you to treat me any differently because of this.'"

Wallsten then proceeded to urinate in the coat room.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

see what happens when Carl Rove's not around, the president is free to put his foot in his mouth. Bush you're an idiot

June 19, 2006 11:36 AM  

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