Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I have, like, no earthly idea what you're talking about

Dubya tackles copyright law (via Rambler):

Q. Mr. President, music is one of our largest exports the country has. Currently, every country in the world — except China, Iran, North Korea, Rwanda and the United States — pay a statutory royalty to the performing artists for radio and television air play. Would your administration consider changing our laws to align it with the rest of the world?

THE PRESIDENT: Help. (Laughter.) Maybe you’ve never had a President say this — I have, like, no earthly idea what you’re talking about. (Laughter and applause.) Sounds like we’re keeping interesting company, you know? (Laughter.)

Look, I’ll give you the old classic: contact my office, will you? (Laughter.) I really don’t — I’m totally out of my lane. I like listening to country music, if that helps. (Laughter.)

4 comments:

MCW said...

Jake, what's the source for this? Who questioned the President on this? Someone from the White House Press Corp? This is completely out of left field. We need better citations on this blog. Or at least some more posts.

Alice, any chance you can do a review of the new Smashing Pumpkins album? Jake doesn't like it but I do. Thx.

Jake said...

Full transcript here, MCW:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070719-3.html

alice said...

this is a hilarious quote. don't worry though, mcw. he can't know about everything.

more posts, no kidding!

Karen said...

sorry, but I think he sounds appealing for a change.