Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Jim Webb Disses Bush

Jim Webb, noted author and Virginia's SENATOR-ELECT, hasn't even been sworn in yet and he's making waves in Washington.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Democratic Sen.-elect Jim Webb avoided the receiving line during a recent White House reception for new members of Congress and had a chilly exchange with President Bush over the Iraq war and his Marine son.

"How's your boy?" Webb, in an interview Wednesday, recalled Bush asking during the reception two weeks ago.

"I told him I'd like to get them out of Iraq," Webb said.

"That's not what I asked. How's your boy?" the president replied, according to Webb.

At that point, Webb said, Bush got a response similar to what reporters and others who had asked Webb about Lance Cpl. Jimmy Webb, 24, have received since the young man left for Iraq around Labor Day: "I told him that was between my boy and me."

Webb, a leading critic of the Iraq war, said that he had avoided the receiving line and photo op with Bush, but that the president found him.

How childish!

Webb was trying to avoid the President?

Doesn't this genius realize that he needs to work with the President?

And Webb can't bring himself to exchange a few words with Bush socially.

Yeah, the Dems intend to change the tone in Washington.

What a crock!

Webb is really strange. He certainly could have given a very generic response to the President's inquiry.

...He said he meant no disrespect to the presidency during the reception, but "I've always made a distinction about not speaking personally about my son."

In interviews during the campaign, Webb said it was wrong to elevate the role of one Marine over others. Webb also expressed concern that a high profile could subject a Marine to greater peril.

He wore his son's buff-colored desert boots throughout the campaign, but refused to speak extensively about his son's service or allow it to be used in campaign ads.

In other words, he readily exploited his son's service to dupe the people of Virginia into electing him; yet he refuses to give a simple response to questions about his son.

President Bush wasn't asking for an in-depth account of Webb's relationship with Jimmy Webb.

The President was showing concern and acknowledging Jimmy's service.

Webb, on the other hand, showed that he's extremely disrespectful and socially awkward.

He also has a violent streak.

Webb should stick to writing those creepy novels. He doesn't relate very well with others.


Anonymous said...

So, when Jim Webb was campaigning he wore HIS SON'S combat boots - while his son was in Iraq? Was his son barefoot??!!

Couldn't resist, but I was in Virginia during the campaign and had to listen to that repeated over and over and over.

Wasn't the appropriate thing to say wearing combat boots like his son's or to honor his son.

Mary said...

Yes, it sounds like his son was without boots.

For me, it conjures up the image that his son was no longer wearing the boots because he had given his life in service to his country.

I wonder how Jimmy Webb would respond to his Commander-in-Chief if he asked him how he's doing.

Would he refuse to answer the President? I don't know, but I doubt it.

Is Jimmy Webb proud that his dad said he wanted to slug Bush?

Who knows? I hope not.