President Bush today took questions from the press during a Rose Garden event at the White House. Bush, as he so often does, attempted to lighten up things a bit in the awkward way we've come to expect. Bush tried this with the LA Times' Peter Wallsten with an embarrassingly, comical result. Here's the exchange:
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah, Peter. You're going to ask that question with those shades on?
PETER WALLSTEN: I can take them off --
BUSH: No, I'm interested in the shade look, seriously here.
WALLSTEN: All right. I'll keep it then.
BUSH: For the viewers there's no sun. (Scattered laughter.)
WALLSTEN: I guess it depends on your perspective.
BUSH: (Laughs, laughter.) Touche. (Laughter.)
Bush was obviously unaware that Wallsten is a blind man. To watch the video, click here.