Roger Cohen on George Bush:
This was in a June 12 New York Times
essay, Bush Does Europe Incognito
, but bears repeating: (emp add)
Bush’s chip-on-the-shoulder temperament is another matter. He has proved mean, vindictive, surly, controlling and impatient, as befits his guns-at-the-ready gait. Apologizing for tough-guy rhetoric now, as he has, is no remedy. There’s nothing worse than a control-freak chief executive with no interest in details like the disbanding of the Iraqi Army or the strength of New Orleans levees.
What a great capsule description!