Q: Well, you had a Democratic senator basically call your secretary of state nominee a liar. I mean, that's some pretty harsh language ...
BUSH: Well, there are 99 senators other than that person. And I'm looking forward to working with as many members as we can.
Condi Rice is a fine, fine public servant, greatly admired here in America and greatly admired around the world. And she will make a great secretary of state. And I'm looking forward to working with her.
Listen, thank you all every much [sic?] for your time. I appreciate this and looking forward [sic?] to working with you all as we have a productive 2005.
Huh. I would have thought he'd say something like "that's nonsense." Or maybe "that's an unfair accusation." Here's an idea: "She isn't a liar." Instead we get a non sequitur. Not exactly a strong show of support from the would-be colossus of the 21st century...