- Who Just Looked At The Pretty Pictures!
(From Think Progress)
Yesterday in his CNBC interview, President-elect Obama said that he doesn’t plan on living in a “bubble” during his time in office and will be “open to outside information, particularly criticism.” “I very rarely read good press,” he added. “I often read bad press, not because I agree with it, but because I want to get a sense of are there areas where I’m falling short and I can do better.”
This opinion is a drastic departure from President Bush, who never reads newspapers. In 2003, Bush told Fox News, “I glance at the headlines just to kind of (get) a flavor of what’s moving. I rarely read the stories.”
The best part of Obama's statement: that he reads criticism. Can you ever think of a time Bush might have read criticism about his administration? Occasionaly a question from the Waashington Press Corp. might hint of it, but then was usually put down with "I'm the decider" crap.
As we wrote in another post, most of the country didn't believe Bush could read at all! Sure hope he doesn't have to drive much around Dallas: