It was billed as an “address to the nation” by Bush. As I watched I was having trouble making sense of why he kept looking around the room, one side and then another, rather than into the camera.
I was wondering who the heck was in the room?
Who was he addressing?
That’s right…the photographers.
It’s a small thing yet again it speaks volumes.It was as though he couldn’t look the American people in the eye.
At least when LBJ addressed the nation on Vietnam it looked like this…
He looked us in the eye. But then again that was from a man who while listening to a tape sent by his son-in-law Captain Charles Robb in Vietnam looked like this…
As opposed to Bush who while jokingly in search of the reason for his war…“Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be here somewhere”…looked like this
I guess it does make sense…never mind