I’ve been feeling sort of kindly toward George W. Bush these days, what with this week’s opening of his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. I even posted THIS PIECE the other day defending the man against harsh judgments of his presidency.


The same charitable spirit was with me this morning when I ran across a COLUMN by former Bush aide Keith Hennessey in which he argues that Dubya is smarter than most of us libs suspect. Ah, I said to myself, here’s another opportunity to post something favorable about the guy.


But several brief passages in Hennessey’s piece prompted ...

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I’ve been feeling sort of kindly toward George W. Bush these days, what with this week’s opening of his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. I even posted THIS PIECE the other day defending the man against harsh judgments of his presidency.

The same charitable spirit was with me this morning when I ran across a COLUMN by former Bush aide Keith Hennessey in which he argues that Dubya is smarter than most of us libs suspect. Ah, I said to myself, here’s another opportunity to post something favorable about the guy.

But several brief passages in Hennessey’s piece prompted ...

Read more