Monday, July 24, 2006

Once Again, With Feeling

Sorry to repeat myself but when is the press going to stop referring to these trips by jetsetting Administration dignitaries as "surprise" visits?

From the AP (once again, boldface mine):
Rice visits Beirut in surprise Mideast tour

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sought to buttress Lebanon's fragile democratic government Monday after nearly two weeks of warfare, making this stricken capital a surprise first stop on a high-stakes Mideast diplomatic mission.
Unscheduled? Sure. Unplanned? Of course. Unexpected? Great! But please, anything but "surprise".

1 comment:

Tall Boston Law Student said...

It was totally planned, scheduled and expected! CNN has been talking about this visit for over 5 days! With the Religious right, the moral majorty, politics, the bar exam and now the press, there are so few things that I don't hate in America right now.