June 6, 2002
After nearly two years and the endless post-9/11 pressure cooker I would have thought that President Bush would have mastered the teleprompter. He hasn't. Whenever he gives a speech in one of the White House offices without an audience he has that deer in the headlights look. We've gotten used to it, and we don't freak out every time we see it. Bush is smarter than he looks, much smarter than those speeches make him look. Still, you'd think he'd have it worked out by now. It may not come naturally, but I think "appearing on TV" can be taught.