- [NBC anchor Brian Williams] ...showing the president the Newsweek cover picturing him trapped in a bubble.
"This says you're in a bubble," Brian told W. "You have a very small circle of advisers now. Is that true? Do you feel in a bubble?"
"No, I don't feel in a bubble, I feel like I'm getting really good advice from very capable people and that people from all walks of life have informed me and informed those who advise me." He added, "I'm very aware of what's going on."
He swiftly contradicted himself by admitting that "this is the first time I'm seeing this magazine" ....
...The president's bubble requires constant care. It's not easy to keep out huge tragedies like Katrina, or flawed policies like Iraq. ...Newsweek noted, a foreign diplomat "was startled when Secretary of State Rice warned him not to lay bad news on the president. 'Don't upset him,' she said."
Heaven forbid. Don't burst his bubble.