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    It happens to Republicans too, evidently...

    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

    “How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

    “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

    “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

    “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.


    This, according to Webb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    It happens to Republicans too, evidently...

    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

    “How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

    “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

    “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

    “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.


    This, according to Webb.


    What happens to Republicans too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman™ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    It happens to Republicans too, evidently...

    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

    “How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

    “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

    “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

    “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.


    This, according to Webb.


    What happens to Republicans too?
    Poor Clinton had to suffer some similar commentary/snub from a father whose son died in (I think) Somalia; this was during an Oval Office photo-op, I guess.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    He's showing a lot of promise

    it’s an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
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    What happens to Republicans too?
    Poor Clinton had to suffer some similar commentary/snub from a father whose son died in (I think) Somalia; this was during an Oval Office photo-op, I guess.
    Oh ok.

    I wonder which war was more noble. I remember a lot of people saying that we shouldn't have been in Somalia (Code Irene?).

    If I was Jim Webb, I'd have snubbed Bush too.

    I'd hate to lose a son over bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    It happens to Republicans too, evidently...

    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

    “How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

    “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

    “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

    “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.


    This, according to Webb.
    IMO that is just ignorance on the part of Webb. Do all your arguing on the floor of the house, in session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    It happens to Republicans too, evidently...

    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

    “How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

    “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

    “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

    “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.


    This, according to Webb.
    IMO that is just ignorance on the part of Webb. Do all your arguing on the floor of the house, in session.
    I agree.

    Of course, he could be positioning himself for a presidential bid in '08...
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    It happens to Republicans too, evidently...

    At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

    “How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

    “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

    “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

    “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.


    This, according to Webb.
    IMO that is just ignorance on the part of Webb. Do all your arguing on the floor of the house, in session.
    Agreed, however Bush asked about his boy and not matters of state. I don't see where ignorance comes into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman™ View Post
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    IMO that is just ignorance on the part of Webb. Do all your arguing on the floor of the house, in session.
    Agreed, however Bush asked about his boy and not matters of state. I don't see where ignorance comes into play.
    Agreed. Webb should have replied about his boy. Not matters of state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
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    Agreed, however Bush asked about his boy and not matters of state. I don't see where ignorance comes into play.
    Agreed. Webb should have replied about his boy. Not matters of state.
    He didn't. Maybe his reply should have been, "He's fighting in Iraq, moron. I guess he's still alive, dipshit."

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