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There's some great stuff in the Woodward book like this story about Bush receiveing an Iraq briefing at the Pentagon early in his term:

"The Joint Chiefs' staff had placed a peppermint at each place. Bush unwrapped his and popped it into his mouth. Later he eyed Cohen's mint and flashed a pantomime query, Do you want that? Cohen signaled no, so Bush reached over and took it. Near the end of the hour-and-a-quarter briefing, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, noticed Bush eyeing his mint, so he passed it over."

And there's this about the flight hom on Air Force One after meeting Tony Blair in the Azores days before war:

"After Gerson was finished, he joined the president and all the others who were about 10 minutes into the Mel Gibson movie "Conspiracy Theory." Bush loudly summarized the plot, and during the rest of the movie he made fun of it as fairly predictable."

Well, between Cheney falling asleep at briefings and BushCo obsessed with who gets the candy, I feel like we're in good hands. You know - both of your stories would have made more appropriate topics for WH Letters than what Bumiller chose. We could have gotten glimpses into the sugar-jonesing and boorish side of Dear Leader. Instead it's free advertising for the steely-eyed rocket man again.

I wouldn't mind seeing a little more about the bald-guy-head-rubbing side of Dear Leader, too. As mentioned by Wonkette.

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