Hail to the Chief
The conventional wisdom has always been the President Bush doesn't think well on his feet. His sometimes awkward performances in press conferences and debates has reinforced this image. But when he's on with his A-game...
He absolutely spanked the national press corps this morning. Clearly laying out the rationale for his actions to defend this nation, he rejected loaded questions, calling the reporters on their slanted language. Rather than hesitantly defending himself, he went on the offensive, boldly and unapologetically stating his case.
Best line of the day (on the NSA surveillance leak) --- "It was a shameful act for someone to disclose this important program in a time of war. The fact that we're discussing this program is helping the enemy."