What would you ask Bush?

At his last prime-time press conference, the president couldn't remember any mistakes he'd made. Want to help remind him?

Published April 28, 2005 4:23PM (EDT)

George W. Bush will hold his first prime-time press conference in more than a year tonight. At the last one, in April 2004, the question on every reporter's lips was whether Bush could bring himself to admit any mistakes in his first term. He couldn't. "You know," the president said, "I just -- I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with an answer, but it hadn't yet."

We want to help -- and we want you to help us do it. If the president has a hard time remembering mistakes he's made, perhaps we could provide a few reminders. How about his false claims about weapons of mass destruction? His ill-fated intervention in the Terri Schiavo case? His nomination of John Bolton? His support for Tom DeLay? And what about 60 days of barnstorming that has the public liking his Social Security plan less than ever before?

But we can't have all the fun. What would you ask the president tonight if you had the credentials, the experience, the journalistic integrity to get into the White House? Send your questions to askbush@salon.com, and we'll post the best of them in War Room today just before the president meets the press. Let us know if it's OK to use your name; we promise not to send anyone after you.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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