Ed Driscoll

More Celebrity BDS

James Webb, class all the way:

The Washington Post reports that at a recent White House reception for freshmen members of Congress, Senator-elect James Webb tried to avoid President Bush. He declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the president. Eventually, however, Bush found him and asked him how his son, a Marine, was doing. Webb responded, “I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President.” Bush said, “That’s not what I asked you; how’s your boy?” According to the Post, Webb “coldly” replied “That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President.”

The Hill adds this charming detail:

Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn