When did America become the short-bus country?
From the NATO meetings Elisabeth Bumiller writes:
Mr. Bush has also been at ease, American and foreign officials said, in one-on-one meetings. His style will never be that of former President Bill Clinton, who could talk for hours on a breadth of subjects. But Mr. Bush does not live up to his reputation in parts of Europe as a know-nothing lone ranger, diplomats said.
“You go in there thinking, `Oh my God,’ and you come out thinking, `Hmmm, not bad,’ ” said a senior European diplomat who has been in meetings with Mr. Bush. “Maybe it’s a triumph of low expectations, but the reality is that this is the experience a lot of people have had. Clinton was like a charisma bomb â€” he just wowed people. But Bush comes across as a decent guy who’s up to the job.
“Hmmmmmm, not bad”…the “gentleman’s C” of foreign diplomacy.
Jeez. Our “President” gets applause for not putting his pants on backwards in the morning.