It was a joke (we think)

Bush says he's planning to stick around.

By Tim Grieve
Published October 17, 2007 7:51PM (UTC)
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From this morning's White House press conference:

Reporter: Mr. President, following up on Vladimir Putin for a moment, he said recently that next year, when he has to step down according to the constitution, as the president, he may become prime minister; in effect keeping power and dashing any hopes for a genuine democratic transition there ...

Bush: I've been planning that myself.


Tim Grieve

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

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