Republican Convention: Suffering For George W.

The candidate's disarming insouciance masks his preference for a trusted few

You haven't suffered enough." that's what George W. Bush said when I asked what it would take to earn one of his famous nicknames as we chatted in his chartered plane. He has given them to reporters who have been faithfully covering his campaign: "Dulce" is CNN's Candy Crowley; "Stretch" belongs to the very tall David Gregory of NBC. Unlike them, Bush said, "you're one of those bigfoots who drop in for a day and then get to spend the night in your own bed."

Actually, I wasn't that lucky. I spent the night at the Newark Airport Hilton, sticking around...

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