Really, who could blame President Bush for being a bit flummoxed by the query?
At a town-hall meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, a questioner pressed the president about why the United States does not pay a “statutory royalty” to performing artists for airplay.
This is Bush’s reply, verbatim:
“Help. Maybe you’ve never had a president say this — I have, like, no earthly idea what you’re talking about,” Bush said, to laughter and applause.