Well, it looks like we’ll be invading Iran, huh? In other news, our former colleague Mike Allen got a nice little shout out for a venture those in DC may have heard something about (unofficial t’script thanks to pal MM):
bush (calling on allen): michael, who do you work for?
allen: politico.com, mr. president.
bush: politico.com? do you want to take a moment to explain to the american people what that’s all about?
allen: thanks for the question, mr. president.
bush: stop being so evasive. (gregory says something off mic.) oh, it’s good? you like it? david gregory likes it. this is the makings of a little blurb.
The Politico: David Gregory Likes It.
I can’t be the only person who wonders if the thing that Bush wanted Mike to “explain to the American people what’s that all about” might be the “dot-com” portion of the name, not the title of the enterprise.
UPDATE: From the official transcript:
THE PRESIDENT: Michael. Michael, who do you work for? (Laughter.)
Q Mr. President, I work for Politico.com.
THE PRESIDENT: Pardon me? Politico.com?
Q Yes, sir. Today. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: You want a moment to explain to the American people exactly what — (laughter.)
Q Mr. President, thank you for the question. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Quit being so evasive.
Q You should read it.
THE PRESIDENT: Is it good? You like it?
Q David Gregory —
THE PRESIDENT: David Gregory likes it. I can see the making of a testimonial. (Laughter.) Anyway, go ahead, please.