Friday, June 02, 2006

Following The Terminator

Anything for an election. Accusing Kerry of being a flip-flopper is a little like the pot calling the kettle black or watching McCain mortgage his soul for the presidency. These guys will do anything for power.
White House Opens Door To Dissenters:A White House long accused of squelching internal dissent and ignoring outside viewpoints has been reaching out in its moment of weakness to prominent figures who have disagreed with the president. Bush just hired a Treasury secretary who opposed his policy on global warming and a press secretary who dismissed his domestic agenda as timid and listless.

How much such moves reflect a genuine opening up for an insular White House remains uncertain. Symbolically, at least, the White House is eager to rebut the longstanding public impression of a president in a bunker listening only to like-minded advisers. Substantively, Bush has hardly signaled a major course change in the direction of his presidency, and skeptics recall past instances when nonconformists within the administration were shut out.

Yet some Washington veterans detect signs of a tentative new willingness by the administration to heed the advice of others rather than sticking stubbornly to its position. Just this week, under pressure from European allies and U.S. foreign policy elders, the administration reversed itself and agreed to join talks with Iran if it suspends nuclear activities. And last week, Bush temporarily sealed documents seized from a congressman's office in response to complaints from Capitol Hill.
A leopard doesn't change his spots, he's waiting until the furor dies down and then it will get thrown out with the trash, disappearing off the political radar until the next election or important vote. Fake it until you make it.

This guy really doesn't deserve the line item veto.

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