What A Difference A Meal Makes

George and Laura Bush finally sat down last week with the dark sheep of the political family: they had the McCains over for dinner. The couples discussed the challenges of rearing kids and providing national health care; no one got hurt. If the pre-Jeffords White House ignored McCain, the new McStrategy seems cribbed from Death of a Salesman: Attention must be paid. Deputy chief of staff Josh Bolten scuttled over to McCain's Senate office last week to talk about HMO reform, with Health Secretary Tommy Thompson in tow. This week Budget Director Mitch Daniels will woo McCain on defense spending. "A...

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