August 14, 2002
Bush’s fake forum
Where were the ‘regular folks’ at the president’s economic summit?
afternoon at the President’s Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, President Bush and
Vice President Cheney sat side by side on the stage of a packed auditorium for
more than an hour. That’s the first time they’ve been that close together for
that long in public since Sept. 11. Evidently they’re no longer afraid of
terrorists. What they’re afraid of is Americans.
By ELISABETH BUMILLER The New York Times
WACO, Tex., Aug. 12 The White House moved today to counter criticism that President Bush's economic forum here on Tuesday was a public relations vehicle by releasing a list of participants that included a sprinkling of prominent Democrats and some influential corporate leaders not usually associated with politics.