From the I Should Have Caught This Yesterday Department:
The drumbeat started with William Saleten in Slate a week or two ago, arguing that Bush is a good war leader because, well, he’s dumb as a brick. A couple other writers have taken similar tacks since and before then. Now, I’m not here to boost the President’s IQ any more than I am to boost the Raven’s Superbowl chances, but there’s a piece from the Sunday New York Times that I really wish I hadn’t been too hungover to find in a more timely manner.
In the Week In Review, David E. Sanger writes, “In retrospect, what made President Bush so effective in the weeks after Sept. 11 was exactly the characteristic that lent itself to parody in the months before