Friday, September 23, 2005

Is "Bianca" Bush's Rosebud? - QT - WMP

What a mysterious little moment at the press conference yesterday. Bush struggles mightily to call on a reporter named "Bianca" in the press room, but there isn't one.

Never has been one.

Now, we know that the President is coached carefully on whom to call on for softball questions, and it's up to him to decide if he'll follow his handlers' advice (and Bush has been nothing if not totally in their thrall to this point), but someone goofed up big time this time.

One wonders if this has anything to do with his drinking problem?

Or is "Bianca" merely Bush's "Rosebud"?
Female reporter: If you could've found out what Rosebud meant, I bet that would've explained everything.
Thompson: No, I don't think so; no. Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything... I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a... piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece.