Wednesday's Post reported that at a White House reception for newly elected members of Congress, Webb "tried to avoid President Bush," refusing to pass through the reception line or have his picture taken with the president. When Bush asked Webb, whose son is a Marine in Iraq, "How's your boy?" Webb replied, "I'd like to get them [sic] out of Iraq." When the president again asked "How's your boy?" Webb replied, "That's between me and my boy."This is not what happened. This is the Washington Post's account of the incident (which Will cites):
Webb responded to the President in way that was commensurate with the President's response. Unfortunately, some idiot Democratic consultant has gotten the vapors over the incident (from Digby):
"How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq.
"I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President," Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.
"That's not what I asked you," Bush said. "How's your boy?"
"That's between me and my boy, Mr. President," Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.
Jesus H Christ. I'm watching some "Democratic strategist" named Rich Masters agree with Joe Scarborough that Jim Webb had made a rookie mistake by failing to kiss George W. Bush's ass when the jerk got snippy with him. Scarborough and whichever GOPbot they have on there agrees that it really reflects badly on the democratic party as a whole and Webb should apologise.I have one thing to say about this, wonvweor oerowe foewnfowenroiqwen werfasdkawoaej. Once again I am so angry words fail me.
Note to Democrats who feel we need to apologize when we are the ones getting bullied: please go on vacation, those of us who are willing to stand up for what we believe will come and get you when all of this unfortunate business is over.