Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Do you want to laugh? Or cry?

The following is available on the White House website. It is part of the transcript of the today’s presidential press conference in the Rose Garden.
THE PRESIDENT: … All we expect is people to be treated with respect and there to be self-governance in a way that tolerates differences of opinion.

Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?

Q I can take them off.

THE PRESIDENT: I'm interested in the shade look, seriously.

Q All right, I'll keep it, then.

THE PRESIDENT: For the viewers, there's no sun. (Laughter.)

Q I guess it depends on your perspective. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Touché. (Laughter.)
That Dubya is one funny son-of-a-gun. Well, I guess that also depends on your perspective. The above-named Peter is Peter Wallsten, White House correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

As Think Progress notes, “[Peter] Wallsten is legally blind. Wallsten tells us he has a rare genetic disorder called Stargardt's Disease. The disease is a form of macular degeneration that can be slowed ‘by wearing UV-protective sunglasses and avoiding exposure to bright light.’”

You can watch the video here.

“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

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