Oh, oh. President Bush is reading books, Richard Cohen notes. This proves that he is taking things seriously. In Bush reading is an "ominous sign," according to Cohen. Bush is proving that he is unorthodox, and his former image is fading. The scoffing has stopped. "Because Bush is certain he can bend history, he just might become one of those American Presidents who is thought to have made a difference. The most recent was Ronald Reagan."
I’m tempted to put Cohen on the couch, but let’s just leave this as is and say that Cohen is admitting, however reluctantly, that Bush is a serious person. That will do. The Senate
has "approved a measure Thursday to help shield businesses from major class action lawsuits like the ones that have been brought against tobacco companies, giving President Bush the first legislative victory of his second term." The vote was 72-26. And the House
has passed a bill that makes sure that states do note give drivers licenses to illegal aliens. The vote was 261-161.