Working to protect Bush
When it became clear that the nation was under attack, Bush decided to continue his remarks to a classroom of second graders. "The president told us his instinct was to project calm, not to have the country see an excited reaction at a moment of crisis." Fifty minutes later, he was on Air Force One as it climbed into the sky with no certain destination. The objective was to get into the air as fast as possible and decide where to go, the commission said.
It is my understand that Michael Moore's new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, contains the full seven minute footage of Bush's deer-in-the-headlight performance in that classroom. I wonder if the above is being put out as a bit of an inoculation against that footage.