Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bush Excitement: Catch it!

Blah3 recently addressed the fact that Bush increasingly is speaking to audiences composed primarily of government employees and/or soldiers. I knew that this was always his preferred audience, but I didn't know that he was now speaking to them exclusively. But the initial advantage of this policy still applies: He can be assured of a positive response to whatever he says. All of this makes the following photo and caption courtesy of Reuters even funnier:

Midshipmen catch naps as they wait for more than an hour for U.S. President George W. Bush to deliver an address on the war in Iraq at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland November 30, 2005.

He doesn't elicit a lot of natural enthusiasm even from captive audiences ... until under direct orders to do so, that is.

Postscript: Speaking of Blah3, it appears they also noticed the lackluster reaction, and they even found a better picture than the one I did.

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