The Corner

re: That Press Conference

Warning to the White House: Nixon tried buying peace with the Left.  Hence, we have the EPA, OSHA, affirmative action, etc., and it didn’t work.  (Yes, I know Bush doesn’t have Nixon’s ethical issues; that’s not the point.)  Bush is misreading them.  The libs want the White House in 2008 and their tactics the last few years will be seen as effective now that they won Congress.  Dumping Rumsfeld, a higher minimum wage, etc., will buy the president nothing.  Rather than move left, the president needs to move right.  And if he doesn’t the Republican party must – without him.