A reader thinks Sly Stallone wasn’t the only 60-something with a Hollywood comeback today:
KLo–during the prepared-statement portion of his news conference this
morning, W said the following:
“A recent report on retail sales shows a strong beginning to the holiday
shopping season across the country — and I encourage you all to go
He really emphasized the word “shopping”, too. Delivered it with the
Texas stare. Hmm. Then I saw this from the transcript of “Hardball”
earlier this week, with guest(and noted military expert) Matt Damon:
“Damon: ‘What bothers me the most about the state we’re in right now is
I don’t feel that there’s a shared consciousness and a shared sense of
sacrifice, and we have these young men and women who are fighting a war
in name and our president tells us to go shopping.’”
Do you think W heard about it and threw it back into Damon’s face? I
hope so. Even if it was accidental, it was a hell of a comeback.
Well, if so, that would officially be the high point of that press conference (which is not saying much).And while I can’t imagine the president caring too much about Matt Damon, I could see Damon’s remark bringing out a little dead-or-alive-like Texan in the prez — especially if Bush, like so many Americans, wasted an hour and a half watching Ocean’s 12.