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Washington Ignores Bush’s Evite

By Judd Legum on December 8, 2005 at 9:54 am

"Washington Ignores Bush’s Evite"

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The Washington Post reports that, at yesterday’s speech for the Council on Foreign Relations, President Bush had trouble filling the room:

Only a few hundred members showed up for the hastily organized event at a Washington hotel and empty chairs were removed from the back of the ballroom before Bush arrived.

It wasn’t for lack of effort. We were forwarded this desperate plea the Council sent out late Tuesday, asking people who were planning on coming to bring a friend:

invite

Bush broke Council tradition by refusing to accept questions after his speech. Apparently, most people aren’t that excited about being used as a presidential prop. This may explain why Bush has preferred giving his speeches in front of military audiences, who are required to attend.

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