October 19th, 2004

leverage team carnival

Like a blind man in a room full of deaf people

This is absolutely the most chilling piece I've ever read about George W. Bush:

"Without a Doubt"
by Ron Suskind

It is, obviously, a partisan portrait, but it does attempt, I think, to show several sides of Bush, and how he's changed throughout his presidency, rather than just write him off as a stupid Republican. It's a really long article (it practically makes the TWOP recaps look concise), but I think it's definitely worth a read.

Here are some of the highlights (or lowlights, since this stuff terrified me to the core):

''This is why he dispenses with people who confront him with inconvenient facts,'' (Bruce) Bartlett went on to say. ''He truly believes he's on a mission from God. Absolute faith like that overwhelms a need for analysis. The whole thing about faith is to believe things for which there is no empirical evidence.'' Bartlett paused, then said, ''But you can't run the world on faith.''

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