“There wasn’t a thing embarrassing about that list,” said a White House staffer. “This president and first lady made sure they operated above board. You can’t use the ‘Lincoln Bedroom’ scandal on the campaign trail and then turn around and do it yourself. We don’t operate that way.”
In fact, according to another White House source, several prominent Republican fundraisers were on an a list for possible overnight guests but ultimately were nixed because there wasn’t enough of a personal connection between them and the Bushes. “You can’t believe how careful they are about those kinds of things,” says the source.
Whereas the Clintons handed out anything with a presidential seal on it — from cufflinks to belt buckles to candy — to just about anyone who asked, the Bushes rarely run up a tab on freebies, and that includes overnight stays.p> GOLDEN STAKES br> While Vice President Dick Cheney wouldn’t set foot close to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon on the campaign trail in California (Cheney went so far as to avoid meeting for any length of time with Simon at a private cocktail party in Burlingame when they were in the same room ten days ago), President Bush will be out front with Simon this week in California. /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?