Wednesday, November 29, 2006

President Bush angers Sen.-elect Jim Webb....

The Hill reports:
At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing.

Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.

“I didn’t ask you that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.

Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn’t. It’s safe to say, however, that Bush and Webb won’t be taking any overseas trips together anytime soon.

“Jim did have a conversation with Bush at that dinner,” said Webb’s spokeswoman Kristian Denny Todd. “Basically, he asked about Jim’s son, Jim expressed the fact that he wanted to have him home.” Todd did not want to escalate matters by commenting on Bush’s response, saying, “It was a private conversation.”

A White House spokeswoman declined to give Bush’s version of the conversation.
In other news:
Rep. Sherri Davis, a Republican from California, has a plucky resume, fabulous fashion sense, and a mission to eradicate yoga mat-borne illnesses. She’s colorful, quotable and, unfortunately, totally fake.

Those who aren’t up on their members of Congress, or who don’t have a congressional directory handy, might be fooled by Rep. Davis’s Internet footprints, which include a smattering of press releases, mentions on various blogs, and video clips posted on She even has recommended items on[...]

We tried to get to the bottom of the bottom of the ruse, but her “staffer,” who identifies himself as Jake Barnes (oddly, that’s the name of the lead character from Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”) refuses to give up his “boss.” “The idea that Congresswoman Sherri Davis, R-CA [sic] is a fictional character and not a real congresswoman is one that was planted in the media by Sherri's Democratic opponent in the congressional election this fall,” he wrote us in an e-mail.

He said he hoped to have the congresswoman, who was traveling in Vienna, give us a call. We’re holding our breath.
Davis is not listed in the Capitol directory and could not be reached for comment for this blog posting.

No comments: