The West Wing has officially turned into some sort of junior high-level weekly soap. (And I apologize up front to the junior high school students who may be readers of this blog for my disparaging comparison.) Bushie is peevish about his peeps talking smack about him under anonymous cover with reporters.
Two sources said Bush has not only lost some confidence in his top aides, as the Daily News has previously reported, but is furious with a stream of leaks about the mood within the West Wing.No one wants to breakfast with Rove any more. Guess the Jimmy Dean people will have to refinance soon. And with so many Administration ostriches burying their heads in the sand, the rest of the GOP has started complaining that all they see is the ass-end of the White House.
"He's asking [friends] for opinions on who he can trust and who he can't," one knowledgeable source said.
Apparently, the big rehabilitation plan rests on the Alito confirmation hearings and some sort of reconfigured immigration plan(you know, the one they've been trying to close for the last five years?). And they are trying to cast themselves as the true "cut and run" strategists -- after disparaging yet another war hero for telling the public the truth only last week. I swear, the news is giving me whiplash.
So, essentially, the Preznit has reduced himself to:
Do you think I can still trust Turdblossom not to talk about me behind my back, Karen? Check Yes or No.Is anyone else having seventh grade flashbacks?
Yours in Presidentialness,
(Photo via Erich Von Stroheim's blog. Excellent shot.)
(At least Bushie won't have to wonder if Chris Wallace is still in the "ass kisser" category. Ahem.)
UPDATE: And, of course, the fabu folks at Crooks and Liars have the Wallace video.