Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bush and Webb not buddies

Sometimes, people just make things harder than they have to be. Simple questions deserve simple answers, but some folks just can't figure it out. From The Hill:
President Bush has pledged to work with the new Democratic majorities in Congress, but he has already gotten off on the wrong foot with Jim Webb, whose surprise victory over Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) tipped the Senate to the Democrats.

Webb, a decorated former Marine officer, hammered Allen and Bush over the unpopular war in Iraq while wearing his son’s old combat boots on the campaign trail. It seems the president may have some lingering resentment.

At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing.

Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.

“I didn’t ask you that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.

Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn’t. It’s safe to say, however, that Bush and Webb won’t be taking any overseas trips together anytime soon.
I suppose replying with "Just fine, thanks" or "Not too well...he needs body armor, you bastard" would have been too much? No, replying with an answer to a question that wasn't asked must have been what the depraved citizens of VA had in mind when they sent that pervert to DC.

I guess Webb might have been more "touched" moved had Bush asked him this question instead:

"So, Jimmy Boy...has that son of yours fellated any little Iraqi boys? I know how that kinda interest runs in the family." Alas, Dubya just isn't that diplomatic, is he?