Monday, March 19, 2007

Fourth and Long

Well, it's the fourth anniversary of Operation Awesome Kickass™ in Iraq. If you're wondering what to get a country for the fourth anniversary, apparently Miss Manners recommends widespread chaos and a civil war. You're welcome, Iraq!

As TCR notes, the White House is getting a little touchy about reaching the four-year mark:
During this morning’s press gaggle, Tony Snow told reporters that Bush will use the speech to attack the House plan for Iraq as a “recipe for defeat” that would “provide a victory for the enemy.”

CNN’s Ed Henry told Snow that since he was attacking the House plan, he should explain the Bush administration’s “recipe for success.” According to Henry, Snow “tried to turn it around on me,” asking Henry what his recipe for success was. When Henry objected to Snow’s question, Snow told him to “zip it.”

Henry reported, “Snow later apologized. He said he felt that was inappropriate for him to say that to me. But I point it out because I think it shows the White House a little bit on the defensive this morning about this anniversary.”
A little bit on the defensive?

I mean, really -- "Zip it"? That's about three seconds removed from Snow asking Henry if he wanted a fat lip for mouthing off again.

At this rate, we're only a week or so away from the White House press briefing turning into an episode of "COPS," with Tony Snow drunkenly weaving behind the podium in a wife-beater T-shirt and no pants, and a bloodied, broken Sam Donaldson cowering behind a folding chair, insisting that "he didn't mean it, officer; he's a good man!"

11 comments:

Mike said...

the White House press briefing turning into an episode of "COPS," with Tony Snow drunkenly weaving behind the podium in a wife-beater T-shirt and no pants, and a bloodied, broken Sam Donaldson cowering behind a folding chair, insisting that "he didn't mean it, officer; he's a good man!"

Nice one.

And "Zip it"??? Is he kidding me? Maybe Snow will call a "time out," turn off the lights, and make all the reporters put their heads on their desks.

(I don't think Helen Thomas will be pleased.)

Studiodave said...

I think you guys are being a little tough on the Snowman. I mean his job is to be the mouthpiece answering for 6 years of crap leadership.

There are only so many times he can pull the Fletch:

"_is _icropho_ is _utting out. We _can have ques_ons _ater." And run for some pile coats.

teh l4m3 said...

And what do you know? Just yesterday on Battlestar Galactica, the prez had a problem with her press secretary going off on reporters. Clearly, BSG is liberal anti-Bush propaganda.

norbizness said...

"What happened to Ed?" "He... er.. fell down the stairs." "What stairs?" "STIFLE!"

Otto Man said...

"Is Tony Snow gonna have to choke a bitch?"

S.W. Anderson said...

You've heard about grace under pressure.

Snow = graceless.

Otto Man said...

Tony Snow thinks "grace under pressure" is one of the torture techniques he's not supposed to mention.

Mike said...

I thought it was a Rush album.

(I bet Thrill did too.)

Thrillhous said...

Is that the one with the naked guy on the cover?

Smitty said...

Did you guys hear this story on NPR today? Depressing. ABC News did a poll in Iraq...from Iraqis. Go have a listen. Then go have a beer.

Mike said...

Thrill - No. Grace had some sort of abstract-looking sky-over-water painting/picture.

I never bought the album. That was the beginning of their slow slide into irrelevance for me. "Distant Early Warning" was the "hit" on that one.