Some of my friends have taken issue from time to time about my assertion that Bush be designated as "He who Would Be King." Imagine my delight this morning when an editorial in the New York Times quotes John McCain asserting as such. The Times writes "Mr. McCain said in a speech that if elected, he will end the war in Iraq by the close of his first term; work in “concerted action” with other nations to counter the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea; and eliminate a tax meant for the rich that is crushing the upper-middle class. He promised to not “subvert the purpose of legislation,” as Mr. Bush has done, with signing statements; and to not seek to create, as Mr. Bush has done, an imperial presidency accountable to no person or institution. “The powers of the presidency are rightly checked by the other branches of government,” he said.
To bastardize an old phrase (but with a silly grin on my face as I do so) it's nice to be important, but it's more important to be right.