Inside Bill Kristol's Delusional Love Affair With Bush

This post, written by Arianna Huffington, originally appeared on The Huffington Post

So Bill Kristol's deluded triumphalist drivel about the ultimate success of George Bush's presidency lives on. According to Howard Kurtz, the president read the article and -- here's a shock -- thought so much of it, he recommended it to his staff ("Who cares if 71 percent of the public think I suck, Bill Kristol says I'm a winner."). Returning the favor, White House aide Pete Wehner told Kurtz that Kristol is "intellectually independent and intellectually courageous." Hmm, could it have been Wehner on the other end of the line during that gloating phone call I overheard? Kurtz also mentions that Kristol was at the White House, offering advice to the president, on July 13 -- which was the day after our close encounter on Amtrak.
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