Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Which Is It?

All through the campaign Mr. Bush has been making a big deal about how John Kerry is incapable of making up his mind about important issues, and that he shows a lack of resolve by laboring over decisions to the minutest detail. According to him, that shows weak leadership.

Now on the defensive about the missing tons of explosives, Bush is saying that Kerry is jumping to conclusions about what happened, and “a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief.”

Apparently a real commander in chief is one who twists facts to his own goal and ignores or disdains those who offer contrary advice, then goes forward without having any earthly idea what the consequences will be. Now that’s leadership.