“Does President Bush have it in for the press corps?” asks Newsweek’s Holly Bailey:
Touring a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, Ill., the Commander in Chief got behind the wheel of a giant tractor and played chicken with a few wayward reporters. Wearing a pair of stylish safety glasses – at least more stylish than most safety glasses – Bush got a mini-tour of the factory before delivering remarks on the economy. “I would suggest moving back,” Bush said as he climbed into the cab of a massive D-10 tractor. “I’m about to crank this sucker up.” As the engine roared to life, White House staffers tried to steer the press corps to safety, but …
Click for the tragic outcome, which may be guessed at by these chilling extracts:
• “Get out of the way!” a news photographer yelled.
• “I think he might run us over!” said another.
• Bush looked out the tractor’s window and laughed …
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