accidentally mocks blind reporter's 'shades'
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Wednesday June 14, 2006
Exchange between United States President George
W. Bush and journalist Peter Wallsten at White
House Rose Garden, June 14, 2006:
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah, Peter. You're going to ask
that question with those shades on?
PETER WALLSTEN: I can take them off --
BUSH: No, I'm interested in the shade look, seriously
WALLSTEN: All right. I'll keep it then.
BUSH: For the viewers there's no sun. (Scattered
WALLSTEN: I guess it depends on your perspective.
BUSH: (Laughs, laughter.) Touche. (Laughter.)
Wallsten is blind.