What you see is, sadly, what you get. On page 7B of today's paper is the regular column by Leonard Pitts. It is about the story that never was; the recent release of tapes between Bush and a "friend." What is clear from the tapes is that in private Bush is the same as in public. I think that is a good thing, but the SAEN editorial staff slapped this headline on to the column: "With Bush, sad to say, what you see is what you get." Yes, this accurately reflects the sentiments of the column, but think about this for a second. What if Bush was completely different in private that his public persona. The press would have had a field day, but the tapes prove otherwise so the press has to report something and they chose to just complain about Bush the man. Personally, I find it refreshing that a politician is the same in private as he/she is in private. Final note: the original headline
to this column in the Herald
was: "Tape of Bush shows us only more of the same." I am no expert, but it looks like the SAEN is trying to be sensational.