Thursday, July 17, 2003

So Long Ari; I'll miss Netscape more:

White house press secretary Ari Fleischer held his last press conference last week.(Good.) I'm tempted to google
"Orwellian" and "Ari Fleischer" to see how many blog and
journalistic and other entries come up, but I think that all I'd really prove to myself is that I spend far too much time online. I'm curious how the right wing of the blogosphere regards this fellow, but again I'll admit-- ultimately not that curious.
Here's a nugget of Fleischerspeak from the last go-round:

"I think the burden is on those people who think he didn't have weapons of mass destruction to tell the world where they are."*

*from Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, July 15th.

(also see Milbank's excellent October 2002 WaPo article, "For Bush, Facts Are Malleable")