Mr. Cheney, while you were running the White House, did you do X, Y, or Z?Balkinization
says what I've been thinking about lately: (emp orig)
... Cheney pretended to wrack his brain to recall whether he gave the fateful "instructions" [sending Gonzales et al to see Ashcroft]. As if that might actually have happened -- as if there would be nothing out of the ordinary if the Vice President had "instructed" the President's two closest advisors to try to squeeze a cabinet official.
Bush is a part time president if there ever was one. It's so obvious Bush doesn't like to work. Give a speech, glad-hand in a controlled setting, or make a radio address, but that's about it.
My husband has often observed that what Bush really wanted in life was to be baseball commissioner. If only!