Two common misconceptions about GW Bush: one that he was stupid; the other that he was a “nice guy.” He was shrewd, sharp, skeptical. He could be very hard on people: remember, he was the man his father used to fire John Sununu as White House chief of staff.
Our columnist David Frum is hosting AmA on Reddit right now. The above is his answer to, “What was Bush like behind the scenes?” Go ask your own!
I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies. … I excused myself and went home to take the call. … Obama simply said ‘Osama Bin Laden is dead.
Reblogged from Officials Say the Darndest Things