Former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal writes in Salon, with a tale ostensibly from within the White House.Go read the entire Salon piece, it's really quite something to realize just how stupid, and easily manipulated, Bush really is.
"[A] Republican wise man, a prominent lawyer in Washington who had served in the Reagan White House, sought no appointments or favors and was thought to be unthreatening to Bush, gained an audience with him. In a gentle tone, he explained that many presidents had difficult second terms, but that by adapting their approaches they ended successfully, as President Reagan had. Bush instantly replied with a vehement blast. He would not change. He would stay the course. He would not follow the polls. The Republican wise man tried again. Oh, no, he didn't mean anything about polls. But Bush fortified his wall of self-defensiveness and let fly with another heated riposte that he would not change."
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!