Wednesday, September 07, 2005

White House Press Briefing

Why do they even still have these? If they're not going to actually answer questions (or say that the time for answering questions is later), then just don't do them at all. Contrary to the apparent beliefs of the White House, the purpose of these things is to get information to the public, not just to be able to say you had them.

It's like when I ask my daughter to sweep the floor. As far as she's concerned, if she passes the broom across the floor in sweeping motions, she's done what I asked, but unfortunately for me, the real goal was to have a clean floor, not exercise the broom.

Anyway, the goal in these things should be to actually answer questions, not just be able to say that you answered questions. The act of speaking after being asked a question does not automatically constitute an answer. If it isn't "ongoing investigation" bullshit, it's now "blame game" bullshit, but it's all bullshit, just the same. So how about you actually answer the questions, or give a good fucking reason why answering a fucking question honestly is going to somehow take anything away from the rescue effort, or the ongoing investigation, or whatever bullshit you're trying to hide from this week.

Hell, while you're at it, you may want to ask yourself why the fuck you're always trying to hide something in the first place. It's not like anyone is expecting you to say that you did a horrible job, or that you committed a crime, or whatever. Just whatever your fucking position is on the subject, share that. The only reason to want to avoid questions all together is because you either don't know what the fuck you're doing or you fucked something up.

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4 comments:

Me4Prez said...

I think the administration is opposed to hurricanes. They won't come out and say it, but that is what I have gotten from their briefings. I think we are invading the Atlantic Ocean where they all seem to form.

Holly said...

Shelby said that was not funny, she doesn't talk about you on her blog.

Oh, and she said she's not talking to you when you come home.

But, uh, yeah I agree with everything you said.

John Howard said...

It's all true. But I like her much better than George Bush.

sumo said...

Oops...I read the post before this one and asked if you'd seen this exchange. It was something for sure to behold.