HfA on Bush's bubble
This, from the guy that claims not to pay attention to the media.
Is it a safe rule of thumb to think that the President's spin-doctors always spin things to sound *better* than reality? How bad does reality have to be for the end-result spin to be, "(Our non-media reading boss) only heard about this yesterday because he saw it in the news"?
My theory continues to be that Bush is the confidence man. I know this is a tired cliche, but I believe the evidence points to him being a puppet and Dick and Rummy are running the show. Items not directly interesting to Dick or Rummy are ignored in the hope that they'll blow over. When a fire burns for more than a day or two, they push a button and dispatch the talking head (Bush) with a pre-printed "talking points" speech to mollify the situation until it does blow over.