THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mark. Thanks, Mike Leavitt -- where are you, Michael? Surely, he's here? (Laughter.)
DR. McCLELLAN: He's in Florida, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, he's in Florida. Okay. Surfing. (Laughter.) Actually, I saw him this morning -- don't make excuses for him. He's doing a heck of a job, he really is, and I hope you enjoy working for him. (Applause.)
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Is that sentence uttered by the president now a kiss of death for any political appointee? Just wondering since the Brownie Katrina FUBAR situation.