This story from the conservative Washington Times proves it:
A question for President Bush on immigration rose up like a ghost from the grave this afternoon in Ohio.
Only the questioner was a 13-year old blonde-headed girl, Jessica Hackerd, from Brecksville, Ohio, who immediately broke into tears after making her inquiry.
“Mr. President, I know immigration has been a big problem in the U.S. And what is your next step with the immigration bill?” Jessica asked Mr. Bush, during a question and answer period after a speech Mr. Bush gave to a Cleveland business group.
Mr. Bush’s sarcastic reply — a wry “yeah, thanks” — drew laughter from the crowd of 400. But the attention caused young Jessica, who characterized herself in an interview afterward as very shy, to immediately tear up.
“No, it’s a great question. No, I appreciate that,” Mr. Bush said, as he saw Jessica’s reaction.
Jessica, in the interview, said that she was crying because she was so nervous.
But when the president’s sarcastic answer was mentioned, she said, “I heard that too.”
Mr. Bush went on to speak more than 1,100 words about the death of his proposed comprehensive immigration reform, which was a heavy blow when it fell apart last month.
But Jessica, there with her parents and younger sister, continued to wipe tears from her eyes for several minutes, and midway through his answer, Mr. Bush again tried to encourage the distraught youngster without drawing too much attention to her.
Why do I get the feeling that if the young teen’s question had not been about the immigration issue, that the anti-immigration bill folks at the Washington Times wouldn’t have even seen fit to print something that normally the left gets outraged about? The only difference between that article and what I typically view on a ‘mainstream lefty site’ is at least at the end of the article, it shows how Bush was concerned enough about the girl to talk to her after the speech was over, and, of course, it’s missing a few choice words.
Maybe tomorrow can be officially designated as “Bush-Bashing Day” amongst conservatives. And then someone in the administration (or Bush himself) could respond in a not so friendly manner – making things worse. I can hardly wait!