posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 03:50 PM
President Bush showed little interest in policy discussions in his first two years in the White House, leading Cabinet meetings "like a blind
man in a roomful of deaf people," former Treasury secretary Paul H. O'Neill says in an upcoming book on the Bush White House.
O'Neil: "Bush was so inscrutable that administration officials had to devise White House policy on "little more than hunches about what the
president might think."
John J. DiIulio Jr., the former head of Bush's faith-based policy office: "There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in
this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus. . . . What you've got is everything -- and I mean everything -- being run by the political arm.
It's the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis."
From: The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill."
The book will be released next week.