Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
DECONSTRUCTING W....Howard Fineman on Hardball yesterday:
George Bush has never accepted the proposition that the world is complicated.
Me in the Washington Monthly three years ago:
I've long viewed George Bush as a temperamental conservative, the kind of guy you meet in a bar who slams down his drink and asks belligerently, "You know what this country needs?" and then proceeds to tell you.
I think we're both saying about the same thing. But I was more colorful! In any case, I think this is about the closest I've ever come to describing Bush's essential character. Just thought I'd share.
UPDATE: Matt Yglesias thinks I'm being unfair to drunk guys in bars. Maybe so!