Former Bush speechwriter William McGurn looks at three examples of Bush sticking to his principles, despite scorching criticism from the press. In all three cases (the tax cuts, the ban on stem-cell research, and the surge in Iraq), Bush was eventually vindicated in his judgment.
President Bush hasn’t always been right. But he’s been right on the things that matter most, and he’s been willing to take the heat. I, for one, admire him for it.
Memo to Bill Clinton: This is how a real legacy is created.