Ken Herman’s pool report from the White House today includes this nugget:
At end, AP’s Deb Reichmann attempted to engage POTUS by noting it’s been awhile since he responded to questions.
“With all due respect,” she said with all due respect, “you haven’t taken any questions since Aug. 6.”
“I can’t hear what you said,” Bush responded, with all due respect.
“This way please, through the Rose Garden,” a pool wrangler said, with all due respect.
“You got to speak with a louder voice,” Bush said, with a smile and all due respect.
“I can’t hear you,” he added. “I’m old.”
With that, and with all due respect, the pool was ushered out.