Giving Bush the benefit of the doubt
It's just what I call him. I mean, it's like – I've never heard anybody call him James. And you know, we just – I've known him forever. This is a guy who was my dad's campaign manager in one of his first congressional races, you know, and so he's always been known – no, don't read anything into it.That sounds reasonable. It's also why James Baker calls Dubya "George's dumbass son."
You must read the entire transcript of this pitiful lovefest, though. Editor and Publisher has a nice rundown here. The lowpoint is Lawrence Kudlow begging Bush for good news and Bush saying he'd really like some, too, then following up with how hard he's "trying to figure out a matrix that says things are getting better."
Heaven help us.