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(Politico)   100 years ago, President Wilson started the tradition of the presidential press conference. 99 years ago, he started the tradition of trying to dodge questions   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, press conference, White House, President Woodrow Wilson, American presidency, East Room, traditions  
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2013-03-28 09:41:05 AM  
Wilson's view was that the press and president were in a partnership.

Glad to see nothing has changed.
2013-03-28 09:49:11 AM  
Stroke of genius!
2013-03-28 11:00:29 AM  
wait!  I thought Obama invented the press conference and the state of the union address to be an attention whore.  before him, the president stayed chained to his desk 16 hours a day with only 15 minute breaks every other hour to eat or poop, but not both.  but you can't put a black man in chains, that would be racist.
2013-03-28 12:16:43 PM  
But Bush the junior perfected the:
"ask me the wrong question and you are banned".
"if any of your colleagues then ask me the same question, they are banned".

/Many politicians in North America then emulated it and Anonymous was born.
2013-03-28 05:10:57 PM  
I am pretty sure Jay Carney does not have a soul.
2013-03-28 06:42:09 PM  

ManateeGag: but you can't put a black man in chains, that would be racist

No, but if you were Wilson you could remove as many from government service as possible and then institute racial segregation in the departments you couldn't "purify". The US has never recovered from his actions.

Funny, nobody ever remembers that...
2013-03-28 07:07:57 PM  
That was 1913s version of Obama.
2013-03-29 05:50:02 AM  

Animatronik: That was 1913s version of Obama.

You are slowly but surely becoming the Glenn Beck of fark.
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