Saturday, November 29, 2003

Judge for yourself: this is from a transcript of White House press reporters asking Bush questions upon returning from Baghdad:
Q: What kind of ball cap was it? What did it say on it?
DR. RICE: Mine was in my bag, it was --
Q: A Cleveland Brown's hat?
Q: It was actually -- I didn't have a Cleveland Brown's hat.
Q: That would have been a dead giveaway.
DR. RICE: That would have been a dead giveaway.
THE PRESIDENT: Here are the names of the people here.
Q: We would love to get some video of you up here sometime, sir.
Q: What does it say, Blake?
THE PRESIDENT: -- something like this.
Q: Did you really pull it down that low?
THE PRESIDENT: No. We had pretty tinted windows. We went through a gate where --
Q: They thought, who in the world is that?
THE PRESIDENT: Eddie said, we're coming to a gate.
Q: (Inaudible.)
THE PRESIDENT: Well, I'm telling you, this is -- again, had this been jeopardized in any way, we wouldn't put myself and/or you all in this position. And we were very -- we were cautious and we needed to be. And I want to thank you for honoring that. This is an historic trip. And it'll reverberate in such positive ways for these kids who are -- and these soldiers who are far away from home serving us. And it's exactly what I wanted to do.
Q: Thank you.