Friday, December 09, 2005

Mike Wallace STILL asks the tough questions. Too bad Dubya won't answer them.

(Thanks to my bro-in-law Charlie for alerting me to this interview!)

While it seems that the bulk of today's highly paid journalists couldn't ask the tough questions of our current leaders if their lives depended on it - or, more importantly, their careers - at least one of our greatest investigative journalists (and, no, I'm not talking about "Boob Wayward") apparently would have little trouble unleashing a flury of questions that need to be answered.

Even at age 87, Mike Wallace still packs a punch, something that George W. Bush probably couldn't handle even if HIS life depended on it. And Wallace has a few questions he'd like to ask our president.

The Boston Globe conducted a recent interview with Wallace regarding his newly published memoir. The first question - and especially the first answer - explains just why we need more Mike Wallaces around to hold our leaders accountable:

(Boston Globe) President George W. Bush has declined to be interviewed by you. What would you ask him if you had the chance?

(Mike Wallace) What in the world prepared you to be the commander in chief of the largest superpower in the world? In your background, Mr. President, you apparently were incurious. You didn't want to travel. You knew very little about the military. . . . The governor of Texas doesn't have the kind of power that some governors have. . . . Why do you think they nominated you? . . . Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that the country is so [expletive] up?

Of course, the tight access demanded by the control freak handlers of President Bush wouldn't let Wallace get within 100 yards of Dubya. Not on their lives.

But, taking a page out of the Bush administration's playbook and casting aside reality for a moment, I wonder what Dubya's answers would be if Mike Wallace were able to interview him. Hmmmmm. One can only imagine...


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