Thursday, June 15, 2006

He's still a dick.

Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

WASHINGTON -- President Bush, who often teases members of the White House press corps, apologized Wednesday after he poked fun at a reporter for wearing sunglasses without realizing they were needed for vision loss.

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But even though the sun was behind the clouds, Wallsten still needs the sunglasses because he has Stargardt's disease, a form of macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss. The condition causes Wallsten to be sensitive to glare and even on a cloudy day, can cause pain and increase the loss of sight.

Wallsten said Bush called his cell phone later in the day to apologize and tell him that he didn't know he had the disease.

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Wallsten said the president said he would not treat him differently, so Wallsten encouraged him to "needle away."

"He said, `I will. Next time I'll just use a different needle,'" Wallsten said.

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Once a bully...

"Ah'd own up to mah mistakes . . . if ah ever made any."

A blind person?  Ew!
AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

full story here.