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To: Darkwolf377
I’m not sure about them allowing facts to get in the way of a good story—I found this a shockingly fair piece for the WaPo.

Agreed. I'm sure there are plenty of newsroom mice gnashing their teeth over their paper actually publishing this.

But what the article points up to me - - again - - is how little fight there is in George W. Bush. He has consistently refused to stand up and defend himself. The man just sits there like a punching bag, and that makes all of us who have supported him over the years look like wimps by extension. Thanks, Dubya. Thanks a lot.


37 posted on 06/09/2008 10:17:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
That's been the single biggest disappointment of his presidency--the total failure to communicate effectively. With smart, effective folks communicating the WH positions and fighting every attack early on, the presidency would have been on a much different footing. Instead, there have been many, many cases (starting with Iraq) where Bush was right but just sat there taking it from all sides with barely a peep.

His father was the same way. I'm reminded of when he ran against Clinton and couldn't believe anyone would vote for him, because of his draft status, Bush's war heroism, etc.

Why so many Republicans try this get-along stuff, I don't know. They want to be perceived as NICE by the folks they meet at DC cocktail parties, where Republicans outside of DC don't give a damn--we'd rather not be invited to such things.

38 posted on 06/09/2008 10:33:00 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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