A critical review of Bush critics
Jennifer Senior, NY Times:
... The problem is that these developments have also made the president’s critics more susceptible to rhetorical excess, and Bush, like his predecessor, already has an impressive gift for bringing out the yawping worst in those who disagree with him. Otherwise reasonable people go slightly berserk on the subject of his motives; on the subject of his morality, the hinged fall off their door frames and even the stable become unglued. This is both an aesthetic problem and a substantive one. Substantively, it means gerrymandering evidence so that inconvenient facts don’t make it onto the map. And aesthetically, it means speaking in a compromising and not wholly credible tone.This appears to be a case where the review is more entertaining than the books. There is more. It is a killer review you will want to read. If we could just get Senior to make the same examine of the NY Times, it would be even better.