It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback. But don't be astonished if that is the case.
More important, he is demonstrating political smarts that even his critics have to acknowledge.
In other respects, too, Bush has been impressive in recent days.
He has been far more accessible -- and responsive -- to the media and public, holding any number of one-on-one interviews, both on and off the record, leading up to Wednesday's televised news conference. And he has been more candid in his responses than in the past.
With the public eager for some bipartisan progress on all these fronts, Bush is signaling that he, at least, is ready to try.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
It was 3 months ago today that David Broder wrote:
by Atrios at 08:30