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Tuesday, August 05, 2003
"Just two days ago, we left Washington for the Western White House," White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said yesterday.
Apparently "Western Whitehouse" is a term used to describe U.S. President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas and has been in use since at least last year.
I know this is a minor issue but I can't help but imagine what the conversation that lead to this designation must have been like. I envision one-time White House Press Secretary Ari Fleishcher in a state of pure excitement like a kid that's found a new comic book, or perhaps I should say video game, as he says, "Hey George let's give your ranch a cool name. Something like... well it's in the west so how 'bout the "Western White House"?
"Let me think about that," Bush replies while thinking this was such a great idea he wishes he had thought about it.
Seriously, this reminds me of when Michigan State radio announcer Will Tieman declared The Palace of Auburn Hills to be "Breslin Center East" during the 2000 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. It was cute in that context but there is something in me that finds it both funny and sad that the Bush Administration treats presidential operations as if it were a game.
The deaths of increasing numbers of civilians in Iraq may leader to greater hostility to U.S. forces, Vivienne Walt reports in a San Francisco Chronicle story from yesterday.
I don't care for this type of humor, or do I?