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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is It Historic Even If No One Cares?

That is the question brought to mind by George Bush, Jr.'s final press conference.

Technically, as his last, it was historic. The White House certainly treated it as such, telling news media it would have to limit the number of attendees from each organization, because of the event's obvious draw.

They needn't have worried. The crowd, like mass destruction weaponry, was nowhere to be seen.

Not even the usual crowd. In fact, at go-time, there were rows of empty seats, which White House interns were rushed in to fill.

The shame, of course, is that the media didn't have the guts to turn on Mr. Bush when he was dangerous, rather than inconsequential.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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