Of course Matt Drudge isn't as interested in the glowing portrait of the brilliant Bush, or his warm-hearted strategist Karl Rove, as he is with the Hillary Clinton-bashing that both men take part in.
"For somebody who is philosophically very liberal, she'll be a very cautious candidate at times," he said. "That cautiousness will serve her well a lot of times -- not always, but a lot of times.
Wow. I see Hillary in a whole new light now.
Both Rove and Bush seem to believe that Hillary will win the Democratic nomination for President, "but not in the general election!" (exclamation mark is Drudge's) Here is Bush on Hillary:
I think Hillary Clinton will be a formidable candidate," Bush said. "And I don't know the inner workings of the Democrat primary that much, but she will be a formidable candidate in the Democrat primary, is what I meant.
Rove comes right out and says that Clinton will get the nomination, but goes on to blast her for a "brittleness about her", which he sees as a political liability.
Like so many of Drudge's other book scoops, Strategery, is published by the right-wing company Regnery, and the scoop will probably help catapult the book onto the bestseller list (with some bulk buying by Richard Mellon Scaife, of course). But perhaps the most outrageous thing about the book is that, like Sammon's previous bestsellers, it is an openly partisan look at the Bush presidency, by a supposedly neutral "Senior White House Correspondant." Imagine if Dana Milbank at the Washington Post had written a glowing account of the Clinton presidency? The outrage would be enormous.
Anyway, let them bash Hillary, she should be able to take it. After all she's the one who, after 14 years of smears, has "outwitted" Republicans, and "confounded" the mainstream media.
For more on Drudge article see HoundDog's diary.
Cross-posted at Dem Talking Points.