As the market and financial system collapse, where’s President Bush? Cancelling press conferences.
AP: The president has been silent about the market turmoil since Monday. He canceled previously announced plans to talk about it on Tuesday, and [White House spokesperson] Dana Perino said he would not be heard from on the topic on Wednesday, either.
Perino said the president is reluctant to hold a news conference because he believes reporters would try to draw him into the daily back-and-forth between the Democratic and Republican candidates to replace him and that that would be inappropriate.
Either that or he just can’t think of anything to say.
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