The Washington Times
October 22, 2007
George Bush was asked last week whether he had become irrelevant in the decisions of government, a question posed before in previous presidencies.
The suggestion came from a reporter at a White House news conference who must have been out of the country for most of the year — because the president clearly remains a force to be reckoned with in the twilight of his second term.
If the Democrats thought they were going to come charging into power in January and impose their agenda on the Republican minority and the administration, they were sorely mistaken.