The White House pool report comes from an informant who wonders if making the pool sit through a "video presentation and spiritual music" means that the admin, having given up on spinning the press corps, is now just trying to hypnotize them. But who says they're not hypnotized already?
POOL REPORT #1, 6/1/04
Bush at Faith-Based Conference at the Washington Hilton
The motorcade left the White House at 9:29 a.m. and arrived at the Hilton at 9:32 a.m. Nothing unusual happened enroute. We spent the next half-hour sitting through a video presentation and spiritual music while the president was behind closed doors in a roundtable; press office says names and background for the event will be forthcoming.
The remarks were open press, but I can tell you that the big ballroom was filled and there were lots of all rights! and yeses! from the crowd.
The president worked the rope line at the end of the speech, pulled out of the Hilton driveway at 11:14 a.m. and was back through the White House gates 3 minutes later.