AVOIDING THE PRESS….Nick Denton makes a small but illuminating point today:
George Bush is famously reluctant to go on foreign trips. Commentators have usually drawn the conclusion that he’s insular, but there’s another reason why the president should avoid travel. He’s actually had to answer questions.
It’s true. I know that all presidents try to avoid the press when something embarrassing is going on, but Bush’s inaccessibility is simply stunning. The only time American reporters ever get to talk to the man is when he’s in a foreign country.
With that, I will now take the opportunity to repeat my suggestion for a constitutional amendment from last March….