Poor Bush: 'There Is a Real Sadness There' in the White House
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The Washington Post reports today that loyal Bushies are engaging in upbeat talk to mask " disappointment and frustration among many White House staffers," who see their boss as "a good and steadfast man who has gotten a bad rap":
"Everybody kind of wanted to spend the last 100-plus days doing some legacy things, and the financial crisis has thrown a wrench into that," said one prominent Republican who regularly talks with senior White House officials.
"You have a combination of no legacy stuff, a horrible economic mess and the likelihood that Obama is going to win," this person added. "There is a real sadness there."
Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.