Friday, February 03, 2006

Mr. President, your pants are on fire....

Dan Froomkin makes the point today that not only is bush nekkid, he's developed a severe credibility problem that the press seems unwilling or unable to explore:
President Bush's fundamental challenge as he tries to regain his political footing is that most Americans don't trust him anymore.

In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, for instance, 53 percent of Americans said they do not consider him honest and trustworthy. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found 52 percent of Americans believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the public in making its case for war in Iraq. Serious stuff.

And yet, when Bush faces the press corps -- either en masse, in a news conference, or in the occasional sit-down interview -- the central issue of credibility typically goes unexplored.

Froomkin's prescription? the next major media figure who gets the big interview with chimpy should devote the entire time to the credibility issue and the various whoppers the administration spews on a daily basis.

He's also going to put together a list of sample questions, to, ummm, help the press get started on this project. You can help!! Email Froomkin with your sample question at

My question? "Exactly when did you become aware that Karl Rove was, in fact, involved in leaking Valerie Plame's name to journalists and why haven't you lived up to your promise to fire anyone involved in the matter?

Bonus question!! ($1,000,000 quatloos to the reporter that asks this one) "Just who, exactly, told you that your dick would grow if you invaded Iraq?"

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