What “Last Laughs” Will Journos Give Bush?

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By Patrick 

Dana Milbank interviews a handful of White House reporters to find out (in light of the funny anecdotes now being recalled from the Ford administration) what funny stories will reporters tell about President Bush when he passes?

    But probably the most promising chicken-head story was provided by Dick Keil, the former Bloomberg News reporter Bush called “Stretch.” The 6-foot-5 Stretch recalled a 2001 news conference on the Bush ranch in Texas, when an unusually talkative Bush exhausted all questions and was finally asked what he had done that day. Recalled Keil: “He noted that he had begun his morning by spending some ‘quality time with the first lady.’ Following a dramatic pause for effect, he got that wry grin, and said, ‘Usually, I go running.’ “

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