Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Poppy tries to bail out Junior yet again

George H.W. Bush: Media Unfairly Slamming My Son (Paging "Mr. Sulzberger")
Appearing on the Larry King show on CNN Monday night, former President George H.W. Bush defended his son against criticism for his response to the hurricane disaster, suggesting it was mainly media-generated.

Goaded on by King, he eventually backed off, saying if he kept talking he would be hearing from "Mr. Sulzberger," apparently referring to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times.

Asked about the criticism, the former president said, "I think any time there's a crisis people want to blame someone. I've never been much for the Monday morning quarterbacking and to be very candid, Larry, I think some of the criticism had been grossly unfair, particularly when they suggest the president doesn't care and all of that.

I am reminded of Groucho's line in Duck Soup, when he said of Margaret DuMont that he was "defending this woman's honor, which is more than she ever did."

So Daddy went on TV to defend his son against those nasty bullies in the press. Appropriate if sonny boy is a defenseless kid. An emasculating embarrassment if Junior happens to be President of the United States.


Blogger Shakespeare's Sister said...

Appropriate if sonny boy is a defenseless kid.

...and deserving of defense in the first place.

3:18 PM  

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