Jan 13, 2009

Failure: Empty Chairs Edition

Apparently, George Bush and company were expecting a large throng of reporters for his final press conference yesterday.
Further complicating his last-minute legacy rehabilitation: Nobody seems to be paying attention. The White House had high expectations for yesterday’s final, historic news conference. “ONE CORRESPONDENT PER ORGANIZATION,” proclaimed the bulletin sent to reporters. “STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR NON-SEAT HOLDERS.”
And no scalping! Anyone with counterfeit tickets will not be allowed in.
But when the appointed hour of 9:15 a.m. arrived, the last two rows in the seven-row briefing room were empty, and a press aide told White House interns to fill those seats.
Oh, right. Nobody gives a shit about you - and that includes the people who are paid to give a shit about you.

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