Too late, I read it.
You don't think the appearance of being not quite the brightest star in the heavens could be an act designed to convince people he's really just a good old boy? One of the common crowd who just happens to be worth millions, who went to exclusive schools, tends to associate with "the right sort" but all in all is just a populist in an Armani suit?
Why, that would mean he's *gasp* telling lies.
I am Soooooooooooooo shocked.
Maybe it's some wierd form of sick builiding syndrome that affects the air at the White House. I mean, the building is old. Who knows what bizzare virus might lurk in some forgotten airshaft.
Or maybe the liberal media isn't really all that liberal and just didn't bother to highlight these little facets of his personality. That would be in keeping with the politics of the owners, anyway.
I understand investor's portfolios lost something like $4 trillion dollars in less than a week. Not bad for less than 100 days in office*
On a more historical note, his statement of confidence in the the economy sounds a lot like Hoover's pronoucements in 1928.
And, as always, none of it's W's fault.
Why the side swipes by Cheney and others a Colin Powell, btw. Trouble in paradise? Or the internal disagreement about the reversal on the CO2 issue. It's really a little early for that sort of thing.
Maybe besides not reading/listening to briefings, he isn't bothering to keep some of his cabinet updated on the latest policy changes. Busy man, with no time for details like actually being a chief executive. Being a figurehead is so much easier, so much more in keeping with his former jobs.
*Yeah, I know its really the Republican Congress to blame. But like I said earlier, one good recession and its 40 years of democratic control. Time to start stocking up on freeze dried food.