...before an audience of Democrats, President Bush said Saturday that he did not question the patriotism of those who disagreed with his Iraq strategy and asked lawmakers not to let dissension over the war entirely erode their trust in him."Today I read two stories (the NYT and Yahoo AP) regarding how President Bush finally attended an annual Democratic House retreat for the first time since 2001. By implication, 2001 was the last time Bush actually talked to a Democrat. I don't know and I don't care how often Clinton talked to the Republicans back in the day, either. Bush 'miraculously' appeared at the meeting today to chitchat policy, kowtow to the Democrats and crack a few jokes about his lack of an 'ic" when you need it. Hardy har har.
"Bush Meets With Democrats on Their Turf," New York Times, pub. Feb. 4, 2007
Well, at least it's something. Though it might well be too little and much too late.