Tuesday, November 15, 2005
( 5:39 PM )
When the Going Gets Rough...
Ask for Mommy! Well, we mommies can't really argue with that logic. Except maybe when it's the President of the United States. I used to think that job would require a little more stalwart confidence and wisdom...but I gave up on that several years ago. Things seem to be getting rough for the Oval Office Occupant. Even the rightist Washington Times says so...
The sources said Mr. Bush maintains daily contact with only four people: first lady Laura Bush, his mother, Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes. The sources also say that Mr. Bush has stopped talking with his father, except on family occasions.
Now Bush's personal life may not be our business...but it's obviously affecting his decision-making abilities in his job. He's cutting off his advisors and other people who might temper his decisions and behavior. And as Hunter says over on Kos today:
This is a president who even in the best of times is insular, out of touch, and completely unwilling to have alternative points of view brought to him. Now, according to administration sources he's kicked out everyone else in his Oval Treehouse except for his mom, and three people who remind him of his mom? Shudder.
It's not comforting to know that the President is unable to become the leader that he sold himself as. He is facing extremely rough odds right now, and maybe for the next 3 years - so he's got to do something. Don't republicans always tell people to pull themselves up by their boot straps and take responsibility? Then again, they never said they required their leaders to follow that advice.
This is not good.