Bush accidentally mocks blind reporter's 'shades'

Published: Wednesday June 14, 2006

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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 here.

WALLSTEN: All right. I'll keep it then.

BUSH: For the viewers there's no sun. (Scattered laughter.)

WALLSTEN: I guess it depends on your perspective.

BUSH: (Laughs, laughter.) Touche. (Laughter.)


Peter Wallsten is blind.