October 27, 2005

Inside the Bush White House?

Over at Josh Marshall's TPM Cafe, former Clinton Administration member Paul Begala has written about what it must be like inside the besieged Bush White House. The piece is interesting and level-headed, but this colorful quote was too good to resist. Read the whole thing.

Mr. Bush would do well to augment his current staff, a C-Team if ever there was one, with some stronger characters. But to read the Bush-Miers correspondence is to gain a disturbing insight into Mr. Bush's personality: he likes having his ass kissed. Ms. Miers' cards and letters to the then-Governor of Texas belong in the Brown-Nosers Hall of Fame. You can be sure the younger and less experienced Bush White House aides are even more obsequious. The last thing this President wants is the first thing he needs: someone to slap his spoiled, pampered, trust-funded, plutocratic, never-worked-a-day-in-his-life cheek and make him face the reality of his foul-ups.
Posted by jackhodgson at October 27, 2005 09:57 AM