If You Break it, You Pay For It, Mr. President

Bush hits the campaign trail stumping for two troubled candidates just as Iraq and his Republican Party seem to be falling apart simultaneously

I spent two days traveling with President Bush last week as he tried to rally his troops for the coming election. It was a dispiriting experience; the days were before-and-after snapshots of his Administration. The first day was what Bush probably expected his presidency would be when he was elected in 2001: a jaunt through North Carolina, visiting a magnet school and a wonderful camp for children with chronic diseases established by retired Nascar star Richard Petty, followed by the inevitable fund-raising dinner. That was George W. Bush as I had first known him,...

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