Score one for Nancy!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says it's baffling and embarrassing that President Bush is appearing before the Sept. 11 commission with Vice President Dick Cheney at his side instead of by himself.
"I think it speaks to the lack of confidence that the administration has in the president going forth alone, period," Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday. "It's embarrassing to the president of the United States that they won't let him go in without holding the hand of the vice president of the United States."
"I think it reinforces the idea that the president cannot go it alone," she said. "The president should stand tall, walk in the room himself and answer the questions."
In other words: why should we trust Bush to lead the country when even his own people don't trust him to face the 9/11 commission on its own?
Think back to the morning of 9/11. Bush was sitting in that Florida classroom, listening to those kids going through their reading lesson, knowing that a plan has already hit one of the WTC towers and knowing (I hope) that there was a good chance that it was a terrorist attack. Andrew Card enters the room and whispers in his ear, "The second tower has been hit. America is under attack."
I don't know about you but I would hope that if I were president I would immediately get up and leave and see what needs to be done to protect America in its moment of need.
Bush just sat there for another 7 minutes!
Furthermore, his people didn't pull him out either!
All the evidence is right there before us: Bush is so incompetent at the job of Presidenting that even his own people don't trust him to do it right.