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Tilting at Windmills

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June 4, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

JUST LIKE NIXON....I'm with Atrios on this: it might not be the most responsible thing to do, but this article in Capitol Hill Blue about the Bush White House is just too much fun not to link to:

It reminds me of the Nixon days, says a longtime GOP political consultant with contacts in the White House. Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to get him. Thats the mood over there.

....Aides say the President gets hung up on minor details, micromanaging to the extreme while ignoring the bigger picture. He will spend hours personally reviewing and approving every attack ad against his Democratic opponent and then kiss off a meeting on economic issues.

....The mood here is that were under siege, theres no doubt about it, says one troubled aide who admits he is looking for work elsewhere. In this administration, you dont have to wear a turban or speak Farsi to be an enemy of the United States. All you have to do is disagree with the President.

Why might it not be responsible to link to this? Because we all got burned pretty badly by CHB on a story last year during the Niger/yellowcake scandal.

But heck, everyone deserves a second chance, right? Still, it might be best to think of this as something from the Onion: even if it's not true it might be more true than you think.

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