Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Listening to the President's last press conference yesterday morning, I told a press conference that, when asked for the umpteenth time, to name any mistakes his adminstration had named, Bush's replies sounded like Karl Rove. Instead of focusing on policy, he mentioned problems that might plague an art director.

This letter on Andrew Sullivan's blog is OTM:
When discussing his "mistakes," Bush focused on whether to land his plane in Baton Rouge and the press coverage of Abu Ghraib. So he understood his role not as a decision maker and allocator of resources, but as a television personality--a media interface. That really has been his role, I think. It suggests at minimum a superficiality about his job, a failure to connect to the deeper importance of policy

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