‘living in this beautiful white house’

'living in this beautiful white house'from iraq slogger: On MSNBC tonight, Newsweek correspondent Howard Fineman said his Republican sources “cringed” in response to this comment by President Bush during his news conference today:

REPORTER: Do you believe it’s a civil war, sir?

BUSH: I can only tell me what people on the ground whose judgment – it’s hard for me, you know, living in this beautiful White House, to give you a first-hand assessment. I haven’t been there. You have. I haven’t. But I do talk to people who are – and people whose judgment I trust – and they would not qualify it as that. There are others who think it is.

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