CBS and 60 MINUTES love to do what they can to impact national elections, so the show's plan to publicize Bob Woodward's new book this weekend is no surprise.
Woodward, who has lost some credibility in recent years for reasons including concealing his role in the CIA leak "scandal," charges that the White House is dysfunctional and that Henry Kissinger is visiting frequently and refighting the Vietnam War via President Bush.
Tony Snow said today that books like Woodward's are often based on interviews with "smart people who didn't get their way" and that such memoirs could be titled "If Only They'd Listened To Me."
Thus far the First Lady, Condoleezza Rice, and Andrew Card have disputed various points in Woodward's book. Mrs. Bush, speaking through Tony Snow, said that what Woodward wrote about her was "flatly not true."
Rather than investing in Woodward's apparently half-imagined book, I suggest taking the time this weekend to watch the rerun of Fox New Channel's special on Donald Rumsfeld, WHY HE FIGHTS, hosted by Bret Baier. Or read Rowan Scarborough's RUMSFELD'S WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA'S ANTI-TERRORIST COMMANDER.