Playing to win
Posted by aogSunday, 10 November 2002 at 19:02 TrackBack Ping URL

Mark Steyn figures out what I did back when Bush got the declaration of war passed through Congress - Bush plays to win. For example, to quote Steyn,

When his [Bush's] judicial nominees were bottled up by Democrat obstructionist ideologues, I wanted him to do to Vermont Senator Pat Leahy what Clinton did to Newt Gingrich: destroy the guy. Instead, Bush looked at a handful of vulnerable Democrat Senate seats in Missouri, Minnesota and elsewhere, and slyly moved them into play.

The result is that the judiciary committee is now back in Republican hands, and Senator Leahy's got a one-way ticket on the oblivion express. Mr Bush has destroyed the guy without ever having to say a word about him. Meanwhile, all the states the Dems specifically targeted - from Florida to New Hampshire - are more Republican than ever. I was wrong. The Bush way is more effective.

Delayed gratification. Something the Leftists will never understand.