Wednesday, March 22, 2006

President Bush: Read blogs to get all the facts about Iraq

Will that remark cause an explosion in blog readership?

A presidential endorsement is no small thing, just ask Tom Clancy
A woman in Washington D.C. read his novel "The Hunt For Red October" when it was first published by the Naval Press Institute in the 1980s, and loved it so much that she gave a copy to all her friends. One of those friends was President Ronald Reagan, who stepped off Marine One with the book tucked under his arm. A reporter saw the book and asked Reagan, "What are you reading?" Reagan then held up the book so everybody could see the cover and replied, "It's a really a good yarn." After Reagan's compliment, Tom Clancy's first novel became a best seller.
Here’s the question posed to President Bush (shortened and paraphrased):
The media only reports the car bombings and bloodshed in Iraq, where can Americans go to see the good things that happen in Iraq?
The President’s answer (also shortened, but verbatim):
"…I just got to keep talking and word of mouth, there’s blogs, there’s internet, there’s all kinds of way to communicate which is literally changing the way people get their information and so if you’re concerned I would suggest that you reach out to some of the groups that are supporting the troops, that got internet sites and just keep the word moving…"
The whole of the question and answer (text and video) is here at Expose the Left (hat tip to same).


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