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.
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.