It wasn’t a bad idea to have President Bush do a pep-talk show with U.S. troops (and one Iraqi) via satellite in advance of Saturday’s constitutional referendum. But the stage management that was inadvertently exposed through a satellite feed error was embarrassing, especially the preshow coaching by a Pentagon official. Unfortunately, it was consistent with this administration’s controlling way with the media. A famously similar slipup before one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches (“We begin bombing in five minutes”) at least showed the world the lighter side of the Cold War.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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