It occurs to me that Bush really doesn't care about the politics of it all. I was just asked to say something negative about Edwards. Well, sure, there's lots I could say, but one important thing that's been noted is how political the pick was, there not to add anything that Kerry lacks, but simply to add more political appeal. Bush, of course, picked Cheney specifically to add heft to his administration, and was pilloried for it, as if there was something wrong with that. And he's holding on to Cheney, despite all these irrational attacks and hatred. And furthermore, that means the Republicans won't have an automatic "heir" to run four years from now. But Bush, bless his innocent soul, seems to simply be in this to do a good job, not score political points. It's a disadvantage, sure, and I wish he might be just a wee bit otherwise, but it's one big reason to like him.
Have a Shabbat Shalom and a good weekend, all.