The MSM wing of the 'Rat Party likes the New Tone and is ticked that Bush seems to be abandoning it. They've had a 5-year license to attack Bush without worrying about defending their attacks. Why should they have to justify themselves now?
New Tone? You mean the one where W always stood for Wimpy (in the politics of Washington, I mean)? Yeah. The MSM would like that. Kick butt W!!