I’m not alone

regarding wanting more from the President. Rich Galen of Mullings agrees that the President needs to be present. He’s discussing the Wolfowitz nonstory while I’m talking about Iraq, but still.

The fact that the Bush Administration has not been willing or able to defend either Alberto Gonzales or Paul Wolfowitz speaks volumes as to why the President’s approval ratings are mired in the 30’s.
The Administration’s opponents are permitted to have a two or three week head start on any negative story before anyone does anything to try and counter it.
The most egregious strategic example is the Administration having permitted the Worldwide War on Terror to be reduced to a slap-down political fight over street-by-street tactics in Baghdad.
Maybe the facts as laid out in the Post editorial have been well-known and widely reported to everyone, but that would surprise me.