Making a return engagement to
the White House
Wonkette posted this up
Press Dinner Redux
I wrote in Friday's column about the off-the-record party Bush threw for the White House press corps last week, earning me my first-ever mention in a Maureen Dowd column in the New York Times.
Only two of the reporters actually present at the dinner seem to have had enough courage to actually write about it.
Julie Mason of the Houston Chronicle writes that "as it often can be when strange bedfellows find themselves at a party, the evening had a somewhat awkward atmosphere. Was it work or social? Neither side seemed sure.
"Nothing the president said could be quoted, but it's rare that reporters get uninterrupted access to him for 90 minutes, particularly when beer is served. Bush, who gave up drinking years ago, drank a non-alcoholic Buckler."
NBC News producer Antoine Sanfuentes blogged: "Over a fare of fried catfish, potato salad, coleslaw, and chocolate-chip cookies, reporters were offered a brief glimpse inside the presidential retreat as well as an opportunity to speak informally with the President."
Bush, who's never come clean about his drinking is now drinking non-alcoholic beer? Hmmm. Interesting.
Sounds like the wagon's had a broken wheel to me.
posted by Steve @ 12:55:00 PM