Two Faces of George Bush

The President still woos Democrats, but they are busy fighting with his evil twin

Some Democratic Congressmen like to sip martinis with the President; others would rather play racquetball with him or fly on Air Force One. For most of his 17 months in the White House, George Bush has hosted and humored them all. He knows he must court their support if he is to accomplish anything, especially on the explosive issues of taxes and spending.

Occasionally, though, a different Bush shows up for work. He visibly clenches and unclenches his jaw, as if chewing bullets. He sees a conspiracy anytime two Congressmen voice similar criticisms of him. His speeches bristle with darts for...

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