The Corner

My Basic Question

Why does the president sit down with Bob Woodward in the first place? We have, evidently, in the Woodward book, based on 60 Minutes and Post excerpts, a portrait of a simple-minded Christian who thinks he was sent by God to give the whole world freedom, and who doesn’t consider himself accountable to Congress, the Constitution, or anyone else. Which would just a typical Beltway book–one current account of history, from the angle of its main sources or writer–if it weren’t for the legitimacy stamp it gets from having the president as one of its only on-the-record sources.

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