Friday, November 28, 2003
Dubya's excellent adventure
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift says that "George W. Bush’s daring secret trip into the heart of Baghdad was such a triumph of political choreography that it left Democratic strategists gasping for mercy." Clift is incapable of avoiding hyperbole; the Angry Left, those unified by their hatred of Dubya, will find this just another cowboy stunt.
But this was a baby boomer moment, Dubya's excellent adventure: "Road trip!"
I especially love this quote from the NYT report— a line that was completely unscripted, but that says volumes about whether Dubya's a racist:
Mr. Bush said he even tried to disguise his appearance, as did Ms. Rice. They pulled up a plain-looking vehicle with tinted windows, Mr. Bush told reporters. "I slipped on a baseball cap, pulled 'er down — as did Condi. We looked like a normal couple."
If you "get" the President, if you understand what drives him, then this is so much in character that you say to yourself afterwards, "Duh, I shoulda expected him to want to eat his Thanksgiving turkey with the troops, and I wish I coulda been there."
If you don't, you'll figure it's all about Rovian politics and photo ops — in which case I feel very, very sorry for you, because it's hard to digest Thanksgiving leftovers when your gut is so full of bitter black bile.
Other weblog posts, if any, whose authors have linked to Dubya's excellent adventure and sent a trackback ping are listed here:
» In Character? from PoliBlog
Tracked on Nov 29, 2003 10:08:08 AM