Friday, December 03, 2004

Bush's Press Conferences

They are rare events, very rare. And when they happen, he refuses to answer most questions or answers them by saying something unrelated. There are exceptions, of course:

The president is not averse to questions, per se. It's a matter of who's asking. During the campaign, Bush took questions almost daily -- from carefully screened and adoring supporters. Their questions tended to be real tough, like this one at an "Ask President Bush" event in Niceville, Fla.: "Mr. President, I was wondering if you were a Christian?" But according to figures compiled by Martha Joynt Kumar of Towson University, when it comes to solo news conferences, Bush has held only 16 during his first term -- a far cry from the 43 Bill Clinton had at this point in his first term, and the 84 by Bush's father

Maybe it's better that we don't know what he's got planned for us next?