Wow. This is a huge get. President Bush will guest on “Good Morning America” tomorrow in an exclusive live interview with Diane Sawyer to discuss Hurricane Katrina and the emergency relief efforts. He probably won’t get around to talking about his 45% approval rating but we’re betting that the phrase “war on terror” will somehow sneak in there.
TVNewser has the scoop, as always, and wonders aloud: “When was the last time Bush granted a live interview?” Chalk one up for Karl Rove; this is, as usual, a PR masterstroke, and FAR safer than the White House press corps.
UPDATE: This? PR masterstroke, not so much.
UPDATE: Thanks to an eagle-eyed tipster I have corrected the approval rating. 38% was incorrect and reflected specifically the approval rating on Bush’s handling of Iraq, not his overall approval rating. Sorry, tipster. You know Fishbowl tries to be fair and balanced.