Tuesday, November 9

Bush on 9/11

Bush to Matt Lauer:

"My first reaction was outrage. Someone had dared attack America. They were going to pay. Then I looked at the faces of the children in front of me. I thought about the contrast between the brutality of the attackers and the innocence of those children. Millions like them would soon be counting on me to protect them. I was determined not to let them down.


I saw reporters at the back of the room, learning the news on their cell phones and pagers. Instinct kicked in. I knew my reaction would be recorded and beamed throughout the world The nation would be in shock; the president could not be. If I stormed out hastily, it would scare the children and send ripples of panic throughout the country."

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His reaction was all for the children?? That's odd. He didn't want to scare the children? Hell, we were all scared.

Side bar: Aren't pagers obsolete?? Weren't they obsolete even in 2001??

5 comments:

Sonya said...

My husband still has a pager :(

Spidey said...

i have one too. don't like it.

Jilly said...

i see doctors at the hospital with pagers. someone told me that they can get pages but often not get calls/texts in the hospital. i have no idea if that's true though. i've never seen someone fall ill b/c someone else was using a cell hone, but they get pissy if you use one at the Dr's office/hospital (two places you're actually going to NEED to make a call).

he should have just focused on his anger, we all knew he was angry, that's more believable a reaction.

i didn't have the stomach to watch the interview. i felt he was going to spin and lie the entire time and that the reporter wouldn't go in for the kill. these reporters have been too soft on people in interviews.

emma said...

Bush kept saying "read the book" "read the book" Of course he's making his publisher happy---but no one else.

Thanks for the edjamachashun on pagers!

Ded said...

I thought the look on Bush's face that morning told it all: frightened and bewildered, as if all his anxiety and insecurity about being a fuck up, and an underachiever, the needy and undeserving son, had finally come to the forefront. As if the chickens had finally come home to roost.