Bush is "ticked off big time" - but not at North Korea
According to the Daily News, Bush is furious with Mark Foley and other Republicans for helping to create a political downdraft that has blunted his momentum and endangered Republican prospects for keeping control of Congress next month.
Momentum? What momentum?
"There's steam coming out of his ears over the Foley thing," someone who talks to the President regularly said. "The base is starting to get turned off again."
Oh no! How can we turn them on again? Maybe Mark Foley would know.
And while Bush publicly claims to support House Speaker Dennis Hastert, sources say he thinks Hastert and other GOP House leaders bungled their handling of the Foley affair and look like they're attempting a coverup.
No! A coverup?
Some of Bush's anger is also directed toward former aides who fed Bob Woodward material for his new book, "State of Denial," which exposes the Bush administration as dysfunctional and chaotic. "He's ticked off big-time," said one source, "even if what they said was the truth."
"Even if"? You mean "even though"?
Despite all the bad news, sources say Bush remains defiantly resolute. He will campaign relentlessly in the next month and has told friends he's determined to prove Democrats and media enemies wrong on Election Day.
As a certain defiantly resolute president once said, "Bring it on!"