March 26, 2005

A picture named GW.jpg BUSH AND SCHIAVO

via Kevin Drum

From Sunday Morning Talk:

As Dubya starts to see his numbers slide, This Week reported that the Bush administration are starting to distance themselves from Republicans on Capitol Hill, leaking that Bush didn't even want to return to Washington to sign the Schiavo bill last Sunday.

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Did anyone see the show? How well sourced was this leak?

If it's true, it's about as galactically craven and poll driven a rowback as I've ever heard. Did one of Bush's minions really say something this cowardly and gutless?

What's creepy about it is that George Will agrees with this assertion, and thinks it was a mistake by President Bush. He says there is a crack in the republican party because of this.

(Update)-Sunday Morning Talk thinks this is all a red herrimg.:

However, before you all get too excited and think Bush really didn't want to fly back and sign the bill, stop and think. It's likely a red herring. This sounds more like the Rove spin machine, kicking in to high gear and distancing themselves from Capitol Hill Republicans as they see Bush's numbers slide and public sentiment turn against the Republican political workings of last weekend.

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