Matt Latimer, a former speechwriter for Pres. Geo. W. Bush, writes:
People forget these days that Cheney and Rumsfeld, though traditional conservatives, were once widely-admired senior statesmen who received bipartisan acclaim. That was before BushWorld got hold of them.By BushWorld, he is referring to those in the Republican party who have engaged in a war of leaks against conservatives. This is consistent with Republican attacks on Gov. Palin and the choosing of the wrong side in NY23 race. Latimer's new book is Speech*Less.