DIARY: Bush - ’Read my mind, not my lips’

When is an interview not an interview? When you’re dealing with presidential front-runner and lapsed fraternity boy George W. Bush, that’s when.

When is an interview not an interview? When you’re dealing with presidential front-runner and lapsed fraternity boy George W. Bush, that’s when.

When is an interview not an interview? When you’re dealing with

presidential front-runner and lapsed fraternity boy George W. Bush,

that’s when.



A recent article in Tina Brown’s Talk magazine found the Texas governor

in rare form, spicing his comments with salty language and seemingly

mocking the plight of a woman on death row. When the article came out,

the Bush camp claimed that he had been ’quoted out of context.’



When reporters pressed him on whether he regretted talking to Talk,

however, Bush responded by saying, ’It wasn’t an interview.’



Predictably, the reporters smelled blood. Bush then characterized the

chat as ’somebody coming to get the flavor of the campaign.’Asked how

this was different from an interview, Bush didn’t respond. Press

secretary Karen Hughes promptly cut off the line of questioning.



Hmm. We wonder if Bush plans to tap into his dollars 50 million campaign

war chest for some intensive PR and media training. Any volunteers?



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