Mr. Latimer said he found it surprising that the president seemed to equate the conservative movement, which has a proud pedigree stretching back to Robert Taft and Barry Goldwater, with the candidacy of Mr. Bauer, a second-tier figure who had little impact on the 2000 presidential primaries. Mr. Bush, sensing his speechwriter was perplexed, finally filled in the blanks. "Look, I know this probably sounds arrogant to say," Mr. Bush said, "but I redefined the Republican Party."That may explain a lot of what has been wrong with the Republican Party in the last few years.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Bush and the GOP
John Fund at The Wall Street Journal discusses an upcoming book by a Bush speechwriter. The interesting bit: