Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Tony Blakely on W. (as of 12/2002)

Bush I don't begin to understand. I'm sure his motives are honorable, but he seems to have come to it very late in life.

I don't sense in either man a lifelong passion for a set vision. And maybe Bush is just coming to it now since, to judge by what he has said, he basically started his adult life at 40. Most people start their adult life at 20, so at 55 that may be his equivalent of 35 in the evolution of his worldview. There's room, potentially, for a lot of growth in the maturity and intensity of Bush's judgment.

I'd be interested in Tony's assessment 3 years later, now that the training wheels are off.