Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Andy Card on O'Reilly

THE MEDIA BUZZ surrounding Bob Woodward's new book, State of Denial, is in high gear. This weekend the WaPost published lengthy excerpts, [read here] including the excerpt dealing with Andy Card's apparent desire to have Bush replace Rumsfeld after the '04 elections.

I wonder if anyone else watched Card on the O'Reilly Factor last night. It was fascinating to watch Card dance around the questions O'Reilly was throwing at him. One fact that is clear: Card DID NOT DENY wanting to have Rumsfeld replaced. At one point O'Reilly asked Card if Woodward misrepresented him. Card DID NOT say 'yes.'

It's clear that Card is doing his best to remain loyal to Bush while, at the same time, making sure people understand that Woodward's book is a fair characterization of his views. You can watch the Card interview at Fox News. Tonight O'Reilly will have Woodward on to discuss the book. 8:00pm EST.

And while we're on the topic, does anyone else see the irony in the WH response to 'State of Denial'? Their official response to every major claim made by Woodward (Rummy should go, Card wanted Rummy out, Laura wanted Rummy out, Cheney is in charge at the WH, Kissinger is calling the shots, etc.) is to...yes...DENY the reports.

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At 10/03/2006 10:26 AM, Anonymous Jeff on the Hill said...

I saw the same interview. You are right on when you say he danced around questions. He definately did not want to say the Woodward was wrong. The term non-denial-denail comes to mind

At 10/03/2006 10:27 AM, Anonymous Paige said...

Bush is in trouble because sensible people know that Woodward doesn't print anything unless he has the documentation to back it up. He's a top-notch reporter


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