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Is stopping-while-you’re-ahead a lost art?

“Top Bush advisers have become image profiteers, spinning tall tales in a greedy quest to transform the president they had fretted was coming across as too small before the crisis into a larger-than-life figure now. ‘They’re trying so hard to make him look Churchillian and it’s entirely unnecessary,’ says one Republican who advises the administration. ‘They’re overselling a product that’s selling itself.’”

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Grant Barrett