You remark that Bush's rhetoric was "different and heartening" (Playing to the crowd, New York Times, June 1, 2007, A30).
Bush's rhetoric is always heartening, at least when he can get the words out straight.
It is in execution that he falls down.
His rhetoric in Jackson Square, New Orleans was superb but he has yet to waive the state and local matching contributions to reconstruction costs that are needed for the main federal funds to flow.
What is he waiting for?
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