The Presidency: Hitting the Right Chords

Hitting the Right Chords

Roger Ailes, the impresario of George Bush's triumphant run for the presidency, appeared on television the other day. There arrived shortly a note from the White House: "You were not bad, but your eye contact wasn't great. George."

The pupil has become the teacher, the tentative has become the confident. Or to use another Ailes line, "George Bush has realized he does not have to audition anymore; he's got the job."

There are many people around Washington these days who say Bush actually looks different. One of his principal aides claims that three or four times recently, when discussing highly charged...

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