January 09, 2005

Blogger Makes Good

Tom Burka of Opinions You Should Have has a great NY Times OpEd.

As the result of a bureaucratic slip-up, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was inadvertently included in the United States government delegation sent to comfort tsunami victims in Southeast Asia.

"Waves happen," Mr. Rumsfeld told survivors. "Weather is untidy. Sometimes you have to make do with the weather you get instead of the weather you want."

Mr. Rumsfeld also criticized the news coverage of the disaster. "They just keep showing the same wave over and over again," he said.

Despite considerable alarm and protest in Asia over Mr. Rumsfeld's comments, President Bush expressed his confidence in the secretary. "Beneath his gruff, brusque exterior, Donald Rumsfeld is a sensitive, caring man," he said. Presidential sources later said Mr. Rumsfeld was scheduled to return to Washington "as soon as we can get him out of there."

Read the whole thing.

Via Seeing the Forest.

Posted by Mary at January 9, 2005 12:19 AM | Blogging | Technorati links |

Hey, the DNC crew made good, I just tagged along.

When the bloggers hit the Democratic National Convention, and Natasha whipped out her notebook, it really was the start of something.

I just consider myself fortunate to have been there when Natasha chased Bob Novak with her tape recorder.

He got clean away from the Plame investigation (it seems), but he couldn't evade Natasha.

Happy New year, and thanks for the great blogging!

Posted by: Tom Burka at January 9, 2005 12:44 PM