"I think Mr. Bush faces a singular problem best defined, I think, as the absence of effective conservative ideology...."Exactly!
Read it here.
And that is one of the things I like best about Dubya. He transends, rather than being constrained by the ideological structures that have kept our political culture locked into a set of antagonistic and irreconcilable positions for a generation now.
Bush is a terrible disappointment to the ideologues of both left and right and for that I applaud him.
Long ago, as a candidate for the Presidency, Bush proclaimed his desire to be a "reformer with results" thus signalling his intention to focus on results rather than ideological disputation, and the effort has paid off. Dubya, as much as any President in our recent history, has been an effective agent of change. For this he has been much reviled, but it is for this that I celebrate him.