Diiulio

Kathryn, I disagree with you — I think — about John DiIulio. He’s been oddly zig-zaggy over the last few years, I admit. But he’s a truly brilliant guy and quite a decent one (who I used to talk to quite a bit when I was a think tanker and TV producer). He may have some agenda against Rove and I certainly don’t trust Esquire. But I don’t think he can be dismissed out of hand either. The truth is Bush hasn’t done much in terms of domestic policy. Quick: name Bush’s big accomplishments beside the tax cuts and national security issues. There aren’t many, are there? DiIulio is right that the education bill is a “Kennedy bill.” DiIulio is an intellectually honest scholar and you don’t have to agree with him to respect him.

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