George Bush's news conference today has two noteworthy points as far as we're concerned. First, the unveiling of an impressive new euphemism, perhaps cooked up at Graceland last week:
The Far East was a pretty difficult place. I know we spend a lot of time talking about the Far East today because of North Korea, but if you really look at the development in the Far East, it's pretty remarkable, isn't it? South Korea has emerged into a vibrant capitalist society. Japan has still got a little hangover from their previous activities in the region, but nevertheless, is a thriving partner in peace
Second, something that perhaps reveals more about the field of vision of the "press corps," not a single question on the crisis in Gaza.