President George W. Bush speaks with Bob Costas of NBC Sports during an interview Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, while attending the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. (White House photo by Eric Draper)
Last night during the NBC Olympic coverage President Bush gave announcer Bob Costas a history lesson on the greatness of the United States of America.
This drubbing was much better live:
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BOB COSTAS: This past week you restated America’s fundamental differences with China.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
BOB COSTAS: But given China’s growing strength and America’s own problems, realistically how much leverage and influence does the U.S. have here?
THE PRESIDENT: First of all, I don’t see America having problems. I see America as a nation that is a world leader, that has got great values. And leverage is — I don’t think you should look at the relationship as one of leverage. I think you ought to look at the relationship of one of constructive engagement where you can find common areas, like North Korea and Iran, but also be in a position where they respect you enough to listen to your views on religious freedom and political liberty.
Gee… Do you thing Bob Costas is a big lib?