Bush on $4 Gas: "I Hadn't Heard That"

In addition to being incoherent at a White House press briefing yesterday, George Bush also proved that he is out of touch:

The "liberal media" will let Bush off the hook on this one, just as they always do, because his being out of touch is simply par for the course.


Q: What's your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4 a gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing -
THE PRESIDENT: Wait, what did you just say? You're predicting $4 a gallon gasoline?
Q: A number of analysts are predicting -
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, yeah?
Q:-- $4 a gallon gasoline this spring when they reformulate.
THE PRESIDENT: That's interesting. I hadn't heard that.
A normal president would be severely criticizes for exhibiting this level of cluelessness about what regular Americans are going through -- just as Bush's father was excoriated toward the end of his term for appearing to be unfamiliar with an optical scanner at a supermarket check-out.
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