Like most presidents, George Bush sometimes has trouble taking turns and complying with Congressional subpoenas. He'll throw a tantrum whenever anybody tries to make him share documents that he's playing with, or asks him to allow former aides to testify before a committee. He just rolls around the floor of the Oval Office shouting, "No! No! No! Mine!" Am I making a mistake by enabling him? Is there anything I can do to change this behavior?
Dear Fred Fielding,
No doubt White House Counsels have seen plenty of presidents who have trouble sharing! With a little help from Congress and the courts, your Mr. Bush may discover that sharing makes playing president three times the fun! I'll bet that if you work together, you and Patrick Leahy can help your boss move through this normal presidential selfishness to become a thoughtful, cooperative member of society.