Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Put the Aviator's Suit on, Mr. President
Just get the flight suit ready for another appearance. That should have more impact than dark suits. Continue to speak the truth---as you see it. The real truth? Who gives a damn. What the nation needs are more "Bring 'em on" and "Smoke 'em out" speeches. The polls? You don't pay any attention to them anyway. Perhaps Karl Rove does. Three years of upbeat White House assessments about Iraq that turned out to be premature, incomplete or plain wrong are complicating President Bush's efforts to restore public faith in the military operation and his presidency, according to pollsters and Republican lawmakers and strategists. The last two weeks have provided a snapshot of White House optimism that skeptics contend is at odds with the facts on the ground in Iraq.