Friday, July 13, 2007

OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan

Peggy Noonan seems to have had her fill of Bush. And I can't say I disagree with her.

Americans have always been somewhat romantic about the meaning of our country, and the beacon it can be for the world, and what the Founders did. But they like the president to be the cool-eyed realist, the tough customer who understands harsh realities.

With Mr. Bush it is the people who are forced to be cool-eyed and realistic. He's the one who goes off on the toots. This is extremely irritating, and also unnatural. Actually it's weird.

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