How it’s done

I’ve certainly got my problems with the Bush presidency, but, in the face of recent polling data that 44% of people would prefer him being back in office over the current president, it’s nice to remember what he was good at. 

Ann Althouse supplies this clip of him responding to a questioner who does not shy away from listing every possible liberal criticism. 

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We could learn a lot from Bush’s reaction here.  He doesn’t get offended; he doesn’t get defensive.  He expresses no anger whatsoever towards the man.  But he doesn’t back down, either, and he doesn’t equivocate.  He says he won’t apologize, and he makes no excuse for that.  He speaks plain, that Bush.

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