Michael: Bush Feeling Betrayed, Turns RecluseVia Daily Kos:
The Washington Times (Moonie Conservatives with a printing press) reports that Bush (43) has become increasingly reclusive, even avoiding contact with Bush (41). His relationship with Rove has suffered because Bush apparently believed Rove when he claimed to have nothing to do with Plamegate and allowed Bush (43) to put what little reputation he has left on the line for the Turd Blossom.
Mr. Bush maintains daily contact with only four people: first lady Laura Bush, his mother, Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes. The sources also say that Mr. Bush has stopped talking with his father, except on family occasions.
So, Bush has stopped talking to anyone except his mother and Bush's fawning and overweaningly affectionate female proxies for his mother. I'll bet that he also continues regular contact with Harriet "you are the best Governor ever!" Miers. That tells us something very disturbing about Bush's state of mind. He's been psychologically wounded by the unwinding of the neocons' schemes.
The man is retreating ever further from a reality that will no longer yield to his press releases and spin doctors. If Republicans were worried about Clinton 'wagging the dog' to take focus off his impeachment problems, it is certainly rational to worry about what Bush might do to take the focus off his reality problems.
Bush has betrayed the trust of all Americans, especially conservatives, in fundamental ways: no amount of dog wagging will regain Bush's credibility. The Presidency will be a weak and pusillanimous institution for the next three years. Congress will step into the vaccuum to lead the Republican majority down the toilet with their agenda-setting brain trust on loan from the Religious and Corporate Right Wings that produced such popular initiatives as the Shiavo affair and attempted benefit cuts to veterans' and childrens' programs to keep favored tax rates for stock dividends and eliminate the Dynasty Tax.