Bush apologizes to Wallsten.

ThinkProgress reported yesterday that Bush needled legally-blind LA Times reporter Peter Wallsten for wearing sunglasses. Bush called Wallsten to apologize later in the day. “He said, ‘I needle you guys out of affection,'” Wallsten said. “I said, ‘I understand that, but I don’t want you to treat me any differently because of this.'” Wallsten said the president said he would not treat him differently, so Wallsten encouraged him to “needle away.” “He said, ‘I will. Next time I’ll just use a different needle,'” Wallsten said.