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“How To Be A Disgusting Person”, By George W. Bush
Rep. Jim Moran: Bush Was Warned To Be ‘Extra Sensitive’ About Webb’s Son

At a recent White House reception, President Bush asked Sen.-elect Jim Webb (D-VA), “How’s your boy?” referring to Webb’s son Jimmy, who is serving in Iraq. Webb answered, “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” to which Bush responded, “That’s not what I asked you.” Webb then replied, “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President.”

The right wing has been attacking Webb for his reaction to Bush’s question. Last night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Webb was “rude,” “inappropriate,” and “disrespectful,” because Bush was merely trying to extend a “nice gesture.” The National Review’s Corner called him “classless” and conservative columnist George Will labeled him “a boor.”

But according to Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Bush was told that Webb’s son had a recent brush with death in Iraq and was warned to be “extra sensitive” when talking to the Sen.-elect. ThinkProgress yesterday spoke with Moran’s office and confirmed the congressman’s statement, first reported by hcc in VA:

Not only did Bush know about it, he was specifically briefed on the incident before meeting with Webb, and was cautioned to be extra sensitive in speaking with Webb about his son.

After such a briefing, Bush perhaps shouldn’t have been so surprised about Webb’s unwillingness to chit-chat about his son.

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perhaps a person as sensitive and easy to upset as poor george w. bush ought not be president. i mean, the way he is coddled and protected by his goons must obviously mean the man can't handle it out in the real world and needs his information heavily filtered in order to protect him- and then to put such a person IN CHARGE of the real world?
this government reminds me of an elementary schoolyard. people holding their hands over their ears and screaming 'la la la" so as not to hear you, then taking a word you say out of context and telling everyone in the schoolyard about what you said so you won't get to defend yourself. then not being able to solely defend yourself and geting your little group of friends to stick up for you. getting your parents to bribe the teachers [law enforcement] in order to keep you out of trouble. this doesnt sound like a gifted child, it sounds like special ed.

i like you. :)

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