A statement from President Bush, taking a page from the old Clinton playbook, when asked at a Rose Garden event this morning whether the White House is preoccupied with the CIA leak investigation, the troubled Miers nomination, and the problems of GOP congressional leaders:
I’ve got a job to do. Part of my job is to work with others to fashion a world that will be peaceful for future generations. And I’ve got a job to do to make sure this economy continues to grow. I’ve got a job to make sure that there is a plausible reconstruction plan for cities affected by Katrina. I’ve got a job to make sure this hurricane headed toward Florida is — the federal response is prepared for it. So to answer your question — there’s some background noise here, a lot of chatter, a lot of speculation and opining. But the American people expect me to do my job, and I’m going to.