October 9, 2004
Inside The Mind Of The President At Last Night's Debate
A Voter: President Bush, during the last four years, you have made thousands of decisions that have affected millions of lives. Please give three instances in which you came to realize you had made a wrong decision, and what you did to correct it. Thank you.
They think I can't name any mistakes that I made. Well, I didn't make any mistakes. But wait:
Appointees I just now figgered were a mistake:
Paul O'Neil. Mistake.
David Kay. Mistake.
Richard Clarke. Super big mistake.
Paul Bremer. Mebbee kinda mistake.
Bob Woodward. (Not an appointee, but it was kinda a mistake to let him talk to Powell. . . .)
Oh, yeah. Colin Powell.
See, they think I won't admit any mistakes and I thought of six. But that doesn't mean I have to say 'em out loud . . .
President Bush: I made some mistakes in appointing people, but I'm not going to name them. I don't want to hurt their feelings on national TV.
Posted by Tom Burka at 12:05 AM