We report; you decide. At a reception for incoming congressional members, newly elected Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) tried to avoid George W. Bush, but Georgie just couldn’t take the hint:
“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.
This is where a decent human being who isn’t on the power trip from hell would say, “I understand completely, and I hope the situation will allow us to bring home the troops soon,” or something like that. Not our George.
“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.
Oh, by the way, the Bush twins are still partying in Argentina.