"If you've got somebody in harm's way, you want the president being—making advice, not—be given advice by the military, and not making decisions based upon the latest Gallup poll or focus group."—New Albany, Ind., Nov. 13, 2007
Click here to see video of Bush's comments. The Bushism is at 23:36.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
I Went Hunting for Ebola in 2004. (What I Found Was Bats.)
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.