Okay, is it me or shouldn't the president (even if you don't like him) take precedent over a TV show? When he said he was cutting the 'SUP'press conference short in order for America to watch prime time for the ECONOMY!!!, I almost thought it was a joke.
Not that I'm not pleased that I'll be able to catch both. I am, and I didn't mean to get political. But seriously what kind of country do we live in when our leader quits taking questions on pressing issues so that the masses won't have their evening schedules interrupted.
It almost made me believe the TV is evil and needed to be killed. Thankfully I didn't get there. *Phew*
Feh. I find our president to be a moron, and doubly so for scheduling a totally non-essential press conference in the middle of both sweeps and TV Turnoff Week.
What kind of country do we live in when a president calls a last-minute press conference not to tell the nation anything of urgency or importance, but simply to push his Social Security agenda? It was politicking, plain and simple.
TV is not evil, it's just a way for some people to wind down at the end of day. People are working longer hours than ever these days, getting paid less to do it, with increasingly less health care, the cost of living on the rise, and the minimum wage sitting in a holding pattern.
If what Bush had to say was so god-awful important -- as it turned out NOT to be -- then he could just as easily have said it at 7pm. But if you're really a "President of the People", as Bush claims to be, then let the people have their two hours of prime-time TV. Save the last-minute press conferences for declarations of war.