Certain Leaders

Monday, October 01, 2007

Robert Draper, national correspondent for GQ and the author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, discusses his inside view of how Bush's Presidential certainty affects policy.

Dead Certain is available for purchase at


Robert Draper

Comments [3]

chestine from NY

I think Bush's certainty and isolation reflect far more sinister goings-on...

Oct. 01 2007 10:51 AM
Steven from Ridgewood


Would you ask Mr. Draper if he agrees with Todd Purdum's essay in Vanity Fair which argues that Bush's closed administration was further reinforced by the "the physical bunker of an electronically sealed, sniper-patrolled White House, which restricts his access to old friends and new ideas, can lead to psychological isolation".

Oct. 01 2007 10:30 AM
Brian from Manhattan

Bush's certainty--albeit contrary to the facts--about issues (Rumsfeld, Gonzales, etc.) sounds like the blind faith strong religious convictions foment. Bin Laden also believes in his actions as do suicide bombers based on religious convictions.

Makes a strong case why there must be aboslute separation of church and state since we all hold different religous beliefs--but the state is supposed to exist for the benefit of all people.

Oct. 01 2007 10:28 AM

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