Oh wait. It’s business humor which is usually only appreciated by administrative assistants who mentally convert all punchlines into “Jesus. What an *ssh*le” while grinning maniacally and saying, “Good one, boss.”
According to his critics, Bush is stubborn. So stubborn that he will never admit to a mistake and change course.
But is he?
The withdrawal of the Miers’ nomination proves his critics at least half wrong. And there is a nearly endless trail of instances where they haven’t admitted their own far more egregious obdurance — such as their opposition to Reagan’s defeat of the Russians without firing a shot. Likewise the liberals will never admit that Bush’s persistence in pursuing the War on Terror in Iraq is not a matter of obstinancy, but one of courage, determination, principle, and, not least of all, a keen understanding of what is at stake if we cut and run.
Stubborn, with those stakes, ain’t so bad.
Call it resolute. It’s a quality he needs for the days ahead.
The President has been attempting to avoid a head-on confrontation with Senate Democrats over the Supreme Court. With good reason. But if my mail today over the poll on the next nominee is any indication, the President’s supporters want to see a little stubborn.
There’s a time for strategery. And a time for diggin’ in.
I’m packing my bags and headed to LA in the morning (with the Dreamer!) for the GodBlogCon 2005 . . .
The brainchild of Hugh Hewitt, the conference is designed as an opportunity for Christian bloggers to get together and talk about, well, blogging.
I’m sorry I can’t be there tonight for the opening festivities — dinner and a special showing of the movie Elizabethtown — but I’m looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. The schedule includes talks by David Wayne (my pastor!) of Jollyblogger, Joe Carter of Evangelical Outpost, and LaShawn Barber.
Dinner Friday night includes a panel discussion with Hugh Hewitt. If you are in the LA area, or can get there, come on by and join the fun.
Of course, if you can’t come, stop on by here for on-the-scene reports. . .