Thursday, January 20, 2005
Fox News anchor Brigitte Quinn got more than she bargained for when she invited Vanity Fair contributing editor Judy Bacharach on to comment on the inauguration festivities. While Bacharach was obviously brought on to talk about the party perfect, knee-jerk Bush apologist Quinn suffered something of a meltdown when Bacharach strayed from her talking points:
BACHARACH: We have soldiers who are incapable of protecting themselves in their Humvees in Iraq. They have to use bits of scrap metal in order to make their Humvees secure. Their Humvees are sitting ducks for bombs. And we have a President who is using 40 million dollars to have a party.
QUINN: Judy, what would you suggest for the innaguration? How would you do it?
BACHARACH: How about a modest party? Just like FDR. I'm sure you'll agree he's a pretty good President, with a fine sense of what's appropriate and what's not, and during a time of war ten parties are not appropriate when your own soldiers are sitting ducks in very very bad vehicles.
QUINN; Don't you think that the President has given his proper respect to our troops? I mean as far as I can tell, the festivities opened with a military gala, ending with a prayer service. There does certainly seem to have been an tremendous effort over the last couple of days and more than that to honor our troops.
BACHARACH: Well gee that prayer service should sure keep them safe and warm in their flimsy vehicles in Iraq.
Click here to view the whole meltdown, courtesy of Oliver Willis.com. Hilarious.