When you don't like the question, how do you handle the answer? You reply with another question.
Press question - Does President Bush think the cease-fire in Israel and Lebanon will undermine support for Hezbollah?White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's response - "Well, we're going to find out, aren't we?"
Press question - "Did the president call for the respect of sovereignty by both sides?"
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's response - "Respect of sovereignty?" Snow parried.
Add to that the President's latest tactic of taking trips without the press plane and it seems that he has found a way to keep the press at arms length. I guess when your poll numbers are consistently in the 30's you have nothing to lose.