The Corner

Changing The Tone

I hear Bush’s critics saying that President Bush has violated his promise to change the tone in Washington. I agree that the tone hasn’t changed too much, and frankly I don’t care. But I don’t really see how Bush is up for much criticism on this score. Consider his statement yesterday when asked about O’Neill’s allegations. He said, “I appreciate former Secretary O’Neill’s service to our country. We worked together during some difficult times,” Bush said. “We worked together when the country was in recession, and now we’re coming out of recession, which is positive news. We worked together when America was attacked on Sept. 11, which changed how I viewed the world.”

This is hardly the sort of destroy the accuser politics of the previous administration, now is it?