In a smooth p.r. move, Bush’s telephone call to Kerry last night was among the most newsworthy events of both a spectacular and spectacularly anti-climatic evening. Even before the votes were done being counted in Kerry’s final crushing of the Democratic field, there was Bush, already in his face (okay, his ear).
Of course, who could take issue with a gracious congratulatory call from the President?
Given the duplicity of Rove and Company, however, it seemed just as much a warning shot across the bow.