To: Miss Marple; noexcuses
I agree that the differences pointed out are legitimate differences between the two administrations. However, this sort of thing has the ability to give the "appearance" of impropriety and appearances will influence some people's thinking. The press will now use this type of issue to try to attack the president's character after giving the last administration a pass on it. Why provide any ammunition for the enemy?
Well, to my mind the press would like nothing better than to isolate President Bush and deny him the social interaction with his long-time friends. As we well know, the President has few friends in Washington.
I am not going to let the press dictate my attitude, not do I think it should dictate the White House guest list. The list for Clinton was MUCH larger, and most of those people he had never known socially.
The press will now use this type of issue to try to attack the president's character after giving the last administration a pass on it. Why provide any ammunition for the enemy?
Because they don't need ammunition. They can spin anything. You are playing the game to avoid losing and wondering why you aren't winning. The key is to attack, not constantly defend.
posted on 03/10/2004 7:38:20 AM PST
(If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
You mean honorable presidents are not allowed to host overnight guests?
Beam me up!
posted on 03/10/2004 8:40:03 AM PST
("an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm" GWB 1/20/01)
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