Thursday, January 24, 2008

Blunt Out of Public Office?

I went to Jeff City today for Blunt's press conference. First of all, it was long. We were in there for about an hour, and I really thought it would take 30 tops. I wonder if a consultant said, "Look, you've just dropped a bomb. You must speak as long as reporters ask questions."??

Anyway, no offense to my fellow journalists, but there are so many pretentious political reporters. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad that people are asking questions, but reporters kept asking the same questions over and over and over again... and Blunt kept saying the same things over and over and over again. I thought I was taking crazy pills. It was really annoying, especially when you have 3 tapes to log in the car on the way back.

I looked at my friend Dave and said, "I know these people (reporters) are smart enough to know that they're asking the same questions over again..." I understand that if you push someone, they might eventually say something that might be more of what you want to hear. However, the governor was just not going to say, "Yes! I'm getting a job with Mitt!! That's the reason I'm quitting!" or "Yes! I thought I was going to get creamed by Jay Nixon in the campaign--you're right, I really do believe that I failed at a lot of my policies, like Medicaid!"

Anyway, Blunt says as of now, he has no plans to seek a federal or state job. He says he also has no plans to endorse another Republican.

Blunt says that it's a sad commentary for American politics that people can't just accept the fact that he wants to quit. If he's really telling the truth about "just quitting", I think it will make him more endearing to people...but as the cliche goes--only time will tell!

1 comment:

Complaint Department Manager said...

Essentially, Blunt smoked himself? (rimshot)