Friday, January 09, 2004

Ill Communication "Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill likened President Bush at Cabinet meetings to 'a blind man in a room full of deaf people,' according to excerpts on Friday from a CBS interview."

O'Neil also reveals that his first meeting with the Bush amounted to an hour-long presidential monologue.

Reuters has the scoop. (Courtesy of Drudge.) The interview airs on 60 Minutes this Sunday.

UPDATE: I seem to have misinterpreted part of the original Reuters story--it appears that it was O'Neil who delivered the hour-long monologue, not Bush. So O'Neil was making a point about the president's lack of intellectual engagement, not his long-windedness.

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