After Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry wrapped up the Democratic nomination last Tuesday by winning 9 of 10 Super Tuesday primaries, President Bush called to congratulate him. “Last night I placed a call to Sen. John Kerry,” Bush told a crowd in Los Angeles the next day. “I told him I was looking forward to a spirited campaign.”

Then Bush said of Kerry: “He spent two decades in Congress. He built up quite a record. In fact, Sen. Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue.”