Bush strategist looks back in sadness
Matthew Dowd knows sorrow and loss. He has been divorced twice. A daughter died two months after she was born. And then there is the added heartbreak -- a word he uses -- of his split with President Bush. Dowd, 46, is one of the nation's leading political strategists, a onetime Democrat who switched sides to help put Bush in the White House, then win a second term. He spent years shaping and promoting Bush's policies -- policies that Dowd now views with a mixture of anguish and contempt.Via TBogg who comments:
...the best I can say for it is that it is a profile in squishy self-serving courage, and a precursor of many more to come, as members of this misbegotten administration will be busy trying to wash the blood from their hands and the stink from their bodies before the last body drops. Each one will be an admission that it took years of closely working with George Bush before they recognized that, although he is good-hearted, at the end of the day he is still an incompetent boob; something that most people recognize after ten minutes of watching him in a press conference. It's not the Nuremberg defense, but it's close enough for government work.