Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Paging Mickey Kaus: Can I get a Series SkipperTM here, please? As with Bob Woodward's earlier Ten Days in September, his current series on the Afghanistan campaign and the Iraq buildup is "revealing" mainly to those inclined to think the worst of Bush. Okay, I like to make fun of Bush as much as the next guy, but guess what? He's not really that dumb. And no, Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Perle aren't pulling his strings, as Maureen Dowd would have you believe. I can see the wealthy, whitebread liberals in Potomac opening their WaPo and gaping: Gosh, Liz, did ya know Bush is actually allowed to speak in Cheney's meetings? For the rest of us, though, it's not a surprise that Bush is a shrewd, in-control executive and cinc.