WASHINGTON — President Bush, in an unguarded moment, said Wall Street "got drunk and now it's got a hangover."
He made the comment at a political fund-raiser in Houston last week after asking members of the audience to turn off their video cameras. Someone obviously ignored his request and a snippet wound up on a blog Tuesday by Miya Shay of ABC affiliate KTRK-TV in Houston.
Bush was in a good mood as he addressed a crowd in a private home. The media were barred from the appearance.
"There is no question about it. Wall Street got drunk," the president said Friday. "That's one reason I asked you to turn off your TV cameras."