I guess it's possible that Bush's "bring 'em on" remark played badly with the general public. If so, I'm surprised. It's clear that online lefties thought it was outrageous, but the public at large never seems to react negatively to Bush. Nobody except us usual grumblers seemed to mind the Top Gun nonsense. I'll stand by what I wrote yesterday -- the public likes this lack-of-self-doubt stuff, unless I'm mistaken.