Ed Driscoll

Ruthless Elegance

“Elegant” isn’t a word that most people would associate with President Bush. Somehow, it’s just not a Crawford, Texas-kind of word. But John Podhoretz admires how smoothly President Bush has cleared the decks for his second term:

There they all went, one after the other. They were given the dignity of a seemingly personal decision to set a new course for themselves. When Richard Nixon won his second term, he demanded letters of resignation from all political appointees