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Bamboozlepalooza: Day 16

By ThinkProgress on March 18, 2005 at 3:33 pm

"Bamboozlepalooza: Day 16"

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When doing pretour press for the long-awaited Bamboozlepalooza tour, Scott McClellan hyped the event saying, “The President is going to be going all across this country, reaching out to the American people and engaging them in this national discussion.”

So, on day 16, who was the first person President Bush reached out to?

THE PRESIDENT: And so now I’m going to talk with some other people about it, starting with my mother.

Let’s be honest though. His mother wasn’t there because she is afraid of losing her Social Security benefits. The real reason was…

MRS. BUSH: I’m here because when else can I see my two oldest boys?
THE PRESIDENT: How about a little better answer than that, will you?
MRS. BUSH: That’s reason number one.

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