Additions Based on Hearing the Audio
Princeton graduate Josh Marshall (and, perhaps you didn't know, he also has a PhD from Brown) makes some helpful "additions" to a transcript of that White House briefing Drudge was so het up about the other day:
- THE PRESIDENT: Let me ask you a couple of questions. Who is the AP person?
Q I am.
THE PRESIDENT: You are? [Then ask it]
Q Sir, [what 'a], in regard to --
We had no idea you were allowed to do that. But if you're gonna insert things you claim to have heard, why settle for "what 'a"? Based on our hearing of the audio, the briefing went more like this:
THE PRESIDENT: Let me ask you a couple of questions. Who is the AP person?
Q I am.
THE PRESIDENT: You are? [You're a good lookin' guy.]
Q Sir, [why thank you], in regard to --
THE PRESIDENT: Who are you talking to? [I mean, I was just being polite to Brit Hume -- you're really hot. ]
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