Monday, September 18, 2006

Katie blogs, with humble awe for the White House and (apparently) its occupant

From Katie Couric's blog post about her first week in the new content-free CBS News anchor chair:
Visiting the White House is always a humbling experience. I’m always in awe of the history those walls have witnessed. And I was impressed by the respect President Bush has for the place. He even told one of our producers “Straighten your tie, young man. You’re in the White House.” I loved that.
She wasn't nearly as enamored of protocol in 1992, when she turned the first President Bush's courtesy call during a Barbara Bush house tour into a nearly 20-minute grilling on the upcoming election and other topics. But that was in a previous life, and before Dan Rather demonstrated what can happen to an anchor who is not properly deferential to the current occupant of the White House.

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