July 22, 2005 04:14 PM
Now, There's Your Compassionate Conservatism
The president took to the road today to jumpstart support for his stalled plan to overhaul Social Security. And to show the crowd at Atlanta's Wesley Wood Senior Center his natural affinity for the golden-years set, he brought along his mom:
At another point, Mrs. Bush told her son she was proud of him.
"I was thinking how great you look in your new brown suit," she said.
Bush gave her a long look and said, "You turn 80, and you run out of things to say."
Look for upcoming photo ops where the president dramatizes his concern for the plight of immigrants by noting that they talk funny.
Also: Which staffer screwed up and gave Scott McLellan's talking points to Bush's mom?--HOLLY MARTINS