Theodore's World: Helen Thomas Babbles On and On and On.....

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January 26, 2006

Helen Thomas Babbles On and On and On.....

President Bush today again avoided taking a question from White House doyenne Helen Thomas during his 45-minute press conference, even though he took questions from every reporter around her front-row, center seat.

"He's a coward," Thomas said afterward. "He's supposed to be this macho guy. He'll take on Osama bin Laden, but he won't take me on."

Thomas, who worked as the UPI White House reporter for 57 years and is now a columnist, raised her hand every time the president was concluding an answer to a reporter's question, but he never called on her.

She had a few questions in mind, though. "I wanted to ask about Iraq: 'You said you didn't go in for oil or for Israel or for WMDs. So why did you go in?' "

She also had another question at the ready, just in case, this one about the president's contention that a 28-year-old wiretapping law known as FISA is out of date, which prompted him to order the National Security Agency to conduct a secret electronic surveillance program that Democrats contend is illegal.

"You keep saying it's a 1978 law, but the Constitution 200 years old. Is that out of date, too?"

Afterward, Thomas sat sullenly in her chair in the White House press work area, huddled in her leopard-print winter coat.

But as she left, she made a prediction: "He came on to my turf. I'll bet the next press conference will be in Room 450 of the EEOB," a theater-style room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where she would not be in the front row.

Wild Thing comment.........
Now wait a dog gone minute here....... "He won't take me on?" Hey Helen why would be want to. He is the President. Hellooooo Helen! Maybe he was afraid he would turn to stone if he looked directly at her.

"He came on to my turf." Actually Helen you are on the people's turf.

Just chill out Helen and remember the good ole days with Clinton............

"I did not have sex with THIS woman"...Bill Clinton

Posted by Wild Thing at January 26, 2006 04:31 PM


I think W has learned how to handle the atrociously vehement press corps questions quite well. Not calling on Helen Thomas saves us all from a loaded, ambush style question that serves no one but her ugly, selfish, over-rated ego.

Posted by: TomR at January 26, 2006 05:10 PM

Hi Tom, your right. Bush is not going to waste his time nor ours letting her ask questions.

Thanks for commenting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2006 05:23 PM

Look how sharp those troops look in the background. To think that Hillary didn’t want military aids at the White House to wear uniforms as it offended her.

Posted by: BobF at January 26, 2006 06:11 PM

I have an even better response from President Bush. Pick the witch and when she finally gets done with her ambush question simply move on to the next reporter and not even offer one word in reply. Now THAT would be so great! Those bums want to act like scum then it's past time they are treated like it.

Here's the capper. Keep this up time after time until the witch gets tired of asking questions and never raises her hand. At the end of the briefing President Bush could remark "you feeling alright Helen? I was waiting to answer your questions."

That would be HILARIOUS! Maybe she'd have a stroke and croak right there.

Posted by: SparkS at January 26, 2006 06:30 PM

Was that photo taken before or after her adventure under his desk?

Posted by: Rhod at January 26, 2006 06:47 PM

BOB thank you for the link. What a marvelous photo there and I love what it said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2006 06:57 PM

Sparks hahahaha driving her totally insane. Well further insane anyway.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2006 06:59 PM

Rhod OMG hahahaha Love it!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2006 07:00 PM