by David Weigel
This blog post over at National Review is a classic of the genre, that genre being "Bush is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end."
Bush has virtually never in his political career made a decision that he didn't think was the right thing to do and the right way to do it. Conservatives who are piling on the anti-Bush bandwagon should consider that this trait—which makes the Bush family historically great—is a historical rarity to be treasured. This administration would do well to be more concerned with its popularity — the President and even Vice President should appear every week in press conferences and on the Sunday talk shows — if only to strengthen the political viability of their agenda, and be able to shape the terms of debate. But it was not so long ago that Americans could only wish for a president who was obviously trustworthy, upstanding, and principled. And the day is not far off when we will think ourselves lucky to have seen this President defend the honor and integrity of his office—and the American people—for eight years.
It's funny on its own, and then you notice the author's name: Mario Loyola. I'm looking forward to the post about how Hillary Clinton deserves unanimous Republican support in '08 by Jeffrey Sarcastico.