A quirky individualist who wants no part of the phony collegiality of Washington, Webb was rightly insulted when Bush pressed him in that bullying way—“That’s not what I asked you”—trying to force the conversation back to Webb’s son. Webb could have asked how the Bush girls are doing, partying their way across Argentina. He could have told Bush he was worried about his son; the vehicle next to him was blown up recently, killing three Marines. Given the contrast between their respective offspring, Webb showed restraint. ~Eleanor Clift

Normally, if Eleanor Clift and I were in agreement about virtually anything, I would assume that I had badly misunderstood something.  In this case, I don’t think I can say that.

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