May 07, 2004

Showing Photographs Makes Bad Things Worse

I was in the kitchen and missed who ask this. My boy-is-he-lying-down-on-the-job-today boyfriend thought it was "some guy from Nebraska," and then tried to tell me it was neither Kerrey nor Hagel.

Honey? They only get two.

Anyway, Rumsfeld was emphatic that the release of further photographs would "make things worse." I know what he's trying to say: It'll further hamper our military efforts by inflaming opinion, both overseas and at home.

Unfortunately, he didn't say it well.

At all.

I caught two instances, after the statement that the release of new photographs to the news media would make things worse, of "That's just a fact!" and one heated "You're on notice!" The only thing he didn't add was "I'm tryin' to cooperate here," which would have made the second time today someone's reminded me of Jerry Lundegaard.

UPDATE, OR, KIDS! REMEMBER TO LEAVE LIVEBLOGGING TO THE PROFESSIONALS! Uh, did I say Kerrey? I meant this guy. Thanks bunches to blaster of Overpressure, in the comments.

Posted by Ilyka at May 7, 2004 07:08 PM in news

Real good then, yah huh.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at May 7, 2004 07:13 PM

Yes, they get but 2. But Kerrey isn't one of the 2.

Posted by: blaster at May 7, 2004 10:06 PM