"'The President has the ability to exercise his own authority if he thinks Congress has voted the wrong way.' Tony Snow -- January 8, 2007
I know that some think I am overly hard on this president and perhaps too apologetic for the last one. But I honestly believe that while Clinton politicized things he should not have, he did see some issues as outside politics--or at least that the decisions should be made by experts, not political hacks. Bush appears to do everything based on politics. Climate change, as well as every other environmental issue, have been politicized. Same with birth control, and reconstructing Iraq.
And now, more politicized Intelligence:
"This is the first NIE on Iraq in two and a half years. But it won't be ready until the end of the month, after the President proposes his new Iraq policy. That's leading some to question whether the NIE is being held back, to avoid embarrassing the president."