NYTimes Editorial Watch
Today's installment: Another pleasant surprise
Today's lead editorial in the Times actually praises the President for his "measured tone and modest demeanor" at yesterday's news conference, Bush's first public appearance since Tuesday, i.e. since the Republicans took control of the Senate. Pointing out that Bush didn't gloat and avoided a triumphalistic spirit, the editorial explains that these qualities "provided a timely reminder of why he has the support of so many voters who appear to disagree with so many of his policies," and that "the image he projected was one of inclusive leadership rather than narrow partisanshipThe image he projected was one of inclusive leadership rather than narrow partisanship."