The White House is Not a Frat House, Mr. President
I was so proud of Helen Thomas who posed the question, "I'd like to ask you, Mr. President, your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounded Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime. Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is, Why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, your Cabinet officers, former Cabinet officers, intelligence people and so forth .. but what's your real reason? You have said it wasn’t oil, the quest for oil; it hasn't been Israel or anything else. What was it?" WOW! Way to go Helen!
But then Bush gave the typical politician's answer where you talk around the question, but never answer it, of course.
The thing that was most annoying and creepy was how he kept laughing throughout his answer and while answering other questions. He was talking about soldiers, Americans dying and LAUGHING!
I so wanted to be there, to be Helen Thomas or some other reporter with the moxie to stand up to the President and chastize him. I'd say, "Mr. President, this is not a frat house. We're not your fraternity buddies. This is not a joke. Thousands of people are dying because of your little prank."
I don't mean to disparage fraternities, so if you're in one don't get upset. I was in one in college, too. My point is, Bush was infamously a frat party boy and he still acts like one. It's disgusting.