11/29/2005: Ah, yes...Highlights from Previous Parties of the 5-Year Olds...
"...Check out this tidbit from "Plan of Attack" in which Woodward recounts a meeting the Bush team had with outgoing secretary of defense William Cohen and the Joint Chiefs of Staff just before taking office.
The JCS [Joint Chiefs of Staff] staff had placed a peppermint at each place. Bush unwrapped his and popped it in his mouth. Later he eyed Cohen's mint and flashed a pantomime query. Do you want that? Cohen signaled no, so Bush reached over and took it. Near the end of the hour-and-a-quarter briefing, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Army General Henry "Hugh" Sheldon, noticed Bush eyeing his mint so he passed it over.
Feel like a fly on the wall? Perhaps, but wouldn't you rather hear more about the fact that, according to Woodward, Cheney had told Cohen that 'Topic A should be Iraq.' Iraq as Topic A -- months before 9/11, indeed even before Bush was inaugurated. But instead of connecting those dots we get not a vice president ravenous for Saddam's head but a president ravenous for mints."
-- Arianna Huffington: Bob Woodward, the Dumb Blonde of American Journalism.
Sounds just like our Child-In-Chief. Worried about his party treats and favors - never about the Substance of his meetings - HOW BORING - just pass the MINTS.
Oh - and to ole Woodie it's all about CIC's Moral Compass - PHULEEEASE!!!
Karen on 11.29.05 @ 06:17 AM CST