Yes, we're serious:
Syracuse Post-Standard: "Apparently Bush launched into a rather long-winded speech about the significance of the Oval Office. Brittany - usually a bundle of giggles - got antsy, complained she was bored, then started to cry, he said."
Citing the incident, Democratic senators immediately declared Bush unfit for a job that requires a great degree of diplomacy. Jonah Goldberg? Dashed off an essay on the upside of having a President who's not afraid to reduce tiny children to tears. George Voinovich, not sure which way to play it, started sobbing with ambivalence. — GREG BEATO
Bush speech too long for 7-year-old Brittany [Syracuse Post-Standard]