August 15, 2007


David Frum's most recent article for the New York Times is a brilliant discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of Karl Rove. The Rove of Frum's article, brilliant at tactics, terrible at government, brings to mind for me the similar problems experienced on this side of the Atlantic with some of the people around Blair. I wonder in a sense sometimes if despite the major philosophical differences in terms of mindsets the Blair and Bush administrations are actually that far apart- both concerned with spin at the expense of policy, tactics at the expense of strategy and too focused on elections to actually govern well at times.