HT: President Bush, did you read our interview with the Democratic Party's presumed nominee?
President Bush: Nah. It was much too long. I'm too busy to deal with minutia. But my advisors read it and reported their takes on it. Good laugh. Almost choked on my pretzel.
HT: And what was their take?
President Bush: That it was much too long. heh, heh.
HT: Seriously. The interview raised some serious issues. For instance, that you are using fear to continue to abrogate Constitutional rights.
President Bush: Fear is John Ashcroft's bailywick and he assures me that abrograting (whatever that is) is his main weapon. He's a good man rooting out Evil in this country and the world.
HT: The end justifies the means?
President Bush: It means Stay the Course.
HT: "Stay the course" means that you don't respond to dissent?
President Bush: Durn right.