Thursday, October 16, 2003
** Politics

Bush has ordered his aides to stop leaking information to the media, according to a a leak from an unnamed Bush aide.

Concerned about the appearance of disarray and feuding within his administration as well as growing resistance to his policies in Iraq, President Bush - living up to his recent declaration that he is in charge - told his top officials to "stop the leaks" to the media, or else.

News of Bush's order leaked almost immediately.

Bush told his senior aides Tuesday that he "didn't want to see any stories" quoting unnamed administration officials in the media anymore, and that if he did, there would be consequences, said a senior administration official who asked that his name not be used.

The article goes on to say that Bush is curious whether the infighting in his administration is as bad as it was during the Reagan years, and that he has been informed that it is "far worse". Apparently this makes him angry.

As Nelson would say, "Ha ha."

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