MY BASIC QUESTION [KJL] Why does the president sit down with Bob Woodward in the first place? We have, evidently, in the Woodward book, based on 60 Minutes and Post excerpts, a portrait of a simple-minded Christian who thinks he was sent by God to give the whole world freedom, and who doesn't consider himself accountable to Congress, the Constitution, or anyone else. Which would just a typical Beltway bookone current account of history, from the angle of its main sources or writerif it weren't for the legitimacy stamp it gets from having the president as one of its only on-the-record sources.
Kathryn Jean Lopez is the spectacularly obtuse den mother over at The Corner, and this evening she wrote:
more basic question for Lopez (and all other Bush supporters): if this image
of Bush offends your sensibilities, is it wiser to impugn the legitimacy of
the image or to re-evaluate your support?
As a duly elected alternate delegate, today I received the official call to my Legislative District Democratic Caucus on Saturday 01 May 2004. Since Im pledged to Dean, I occasionally receive
e-mail from Washington
Democrats who acknowledge Kerrys inevitable nomination but still
want to use the Dean delegations "influence" to get its
message adopted into Kerrys platform. And how do they propose
I aid this vital cause? By attending the all-day caucus and pledging
my support to Kucinich.
I think Ill find somewhere else to spend the first Saturday in May.
I dont, actually, but I do share much of Jim Henleys ambivalence and resignation. I dont feel guilt over my relief that the geopolitical bankruptcy of the Bush Administrations policies has been made apparent sooner rather than later, but seven months is a depressingly long time to wait for hope of regime change, either while manning a Baghdad checkpoint or (in an obviously less courageous avocation) entertaining paranoid electoral scenarios.