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The Prez

11. Personal
When is it appropriate for a leader to change their opinion? Both sides have been accused of flip-flopping on important issues – President Bush on establishing the Dept. of Homeland Security and steel tariffs, Senator Kerry on the Iraq war. But changing opinion due to thoughtful reconsideration ought not to be derided as flip-flopping. Tell us about a time when you had an honest change of opinion on a topic of national importance.
– Jeremy, 30, of WA

President George Bush Responds:
President Bush declined to answer this question. – Editor

I found that pretty amusing. He’s the only candidate that didn’t answer the question.

Rest of the interview with Bush, Kerry, and Nader here

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  1. Bush is strange that way. He almost never (maybe never?) admits to making mistakes or changing his mind. Peter Singer speculated that he thinks of anything of that kind as faltering, which he furthermore views as a moral failing. His supporters call it “moral clarity,” but I think it’s more like moral tunnel vision.

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