Ezra Klein at TAPPED:
The obstinance of this [Bush] crew has emerged an almost transcendent quality -- and yet you still have Tom Friedman begging Bush to become an environmentalist, David Ignatius suggesting he talk to Syria. When will the media realize Bush doesn't care what they think ... ?
But he does care what they think. He cares a lot. In fact, Ezra, you're talking about a vital component of his decision-making -- he finds out what they think, then he does the exact opposite just to piss them off.