Monday, April 16, 2007

Toeing The Line

This little nugget of PR humanity posted to Yahoo News today, regarding the murder of 32 people at Virginia Tech:

A White House spokesman said [President George W. Bush] was horrified by the rampage and offered his prayers to the victims and the people of Virginia.

"The president believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed," spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Now I can’t blame Bush directly for the sheer idiocy of this statement, but that Miss Perino framed the White House reaction to the shooting specifically in terms of the RNC platform is beyond belief.

But as Karl Rove always says: “Remember the base.”

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