Yesterday in Arizona, President Bush apparently forgot that his town-hall “conversations” are often planned and rehearsed in advance:
MRS. RAYMOND: Thank you, very much, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: I appreciate you being here.
MRS. RAYMOND: Oh, my great pleasure.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, this is a lot of fun, isn’t it? (Laughter.) It’s not exactly what you thought you’d be doing last week, is it?
MRS. RAYMOND: Yes.
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, it was? Okay. (Laughter.) Shows you what I don’t know. (Laughter.)