Why is this President smiling?

Bush and Rove


President Bush, joined at right by his political adviser Karl Rove, declined to answer reporters' questions about the CIA leak investigation involving Rove and Vice President Cheney's aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby. The President also refused to release records of his conversations with Harriet Miers to Congress. (AP Photo)

And a good time was had by all.

To be fair, if the NY Daily News is to be believed, this toothpaste commercial moment is atypical of Dubya's "frustrated, sometimes angry and even bitter" mood these days -- a mood that he in true middle management-style vents on his various lackeys:
Bush usually reserves his celebrated temper for senior aides because he knows they can take it. Lately, however, some junior staffers have also faced the boss' wrath.
"This is not some manager at McDonald's chewing out the help," said a source with close ties to the White House when told about these outbursts. "This is the President of the United States, and it's not a pleasant sight." [LINK]
Can it get any funnier? Yes it does: "Bush is so dismayed that 'the only person escaping blame is the President himself,' said a sympathetic official, who delicately termed such self-exoneration 'illogical.'"

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