Friday, December 03, 2004

He’s here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and he’s all out of gum.

Fred Barnes explains why Bush is a different kind of President: “So where does all this leave us in understanding Bush? The first step is to abandon the original preconception of President Bush. He's different. The second step is to accept that he's attempting big things. And the third, as a result, is to get ready for a second presidential term like few we've seen.”


Anonymous said...

Do we want to organize a blogosphere drive to get him some more?

triticale - the wheat / rye guy

Anonymous said...

"...get ready for a second presidential term like few we've seen.”

Whoa, inspiring! Batten down the hatches! Especially considering that (if you're in your late sixties or younger), we've seen 4 second Presidential terms. So Bush's will be similar to, what, two of them at most?

(It's gotta be Eisenhower and Clinton! C'mon, Eisenhower and Clinton! No whammies!)

That "his opponents have underestimated him" is really an out-there premise, too. I've never heard that one applied to any successful politician before.

ACTIVIST.... OUTSIDER.... PRESS-BASHER.... SURPRISER.... wow! We might be looking at the next Jesse Ventura!

Seriously. Bush the outsider has turned D.C. upside-down? Yeah, not like those ultimate Beltway insiders Clinton, Reagan, and Carter. Presidents are disinclined to give credit to aides? That must be why James "Snakehead" Carville, the Ragin' Cajun, was instructed to keep such a low media profile. Switching policy from containment to preemption caused "little fanfare"? I haven't heard a peep about it; have you?

That was some essay. Hope Fred B. saved a little bit for the talk shows!