post by Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News
[This interview was done back in April 2011, but I think it is still important today especially since we are in election year. It pays for us to remember the past in order to correct the future. Take a long at past post on this blog and please don’t forget what the puppet has done. Don’t let his campaign antics sway you because it looks “good” today.]
Ahead of next year’s presidential election, the White House has launched a concerted effort to leap over national media and reach out to local journalists in hopes of receiving more favorable coverage. But that effort may have backfired a bit yesterday, when [the puppet] was caught on camera testily reprimanding a Texas reporter for apparently not giving him sufficient time to answer questions.
“Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” [the puppet] told Brad Watson, a reporter with Belo TV, which owns several Texas TV stations including Dallas’s WFAA and San Antonio’s KENS. The interview, one of four [the puppet] conducted with local TV reporters Monday, had already been a bit heated by that moment.
“Why do you think you’re so unpopular in Texas?” Watson asked [the puppet], at one point.
[The puppet] replied by acknowledging that Texas had long been a “pretty Republican state,” but he implied that the politics there were changing, adding that he’d only lost by a “few percentage points” in 2008. But that statement, as Watson noted, wasn’t exactly true. [The puppet] actually lost Texas to John McCain by 11 points during the last campaign—as the reporter pointed out.
“If what you are telling me is Texas is a conservative state, you’re absolutely right,” [the puppet] replied, unsmiling.
You can watch the full interview here:
The interview went down from there, as Watson pressed [the puppet] on a major local issue in Texas—NASA’s decision not to locate one of the retiring Space Shuttle fleet in the state. “The White House has nothing to do with it,” [the puppet] insisted.
When Watson suggested the [puppet] administration had sent the orbiters to states pivotal to his re-election, the president became visibly irritated. “I just said that was wrong,” he said. “I just said that wasn’t true.”
As for his re-election, [the puppet] insisted he plans to campaign in Texas. “I never write off any states,” [the puppet] declared. “I love Texas.”