Sunday, February 29, 2004
Why would a president who has made defending the United States from terrorists the central, defining mission of his presidency want to cooperate only grudgingly with a commission created, in no small part, to shore up our national security?
It's a question members of the White House press corps are beginning to ask.
And the answers from the White House, when they've been coherent, have been less than satisfying.
One argument we've yet to hear, however, is that the President is simply too busy to spend more than an hour with the commissioners.
Then again, it's not hard to see why the Bushies are steering clear of that claim.