The New York Times editorial, 2-12-2006:
... the article then summarizes what was, even for these guys, an unbelievable five days of lies, deceit, misdirection and shamelessness. Good for the NYT.
We can't think of a president who has gone to the American people more often than George W. Bush has to ask them to forget about things like democracy, judicial process and the balance of powers — and just trust him. We also can't think of a president who has deserved that trust less.
This has been a central flaw of Mr. Bush's presidency for a long time. But last week produced a flood of evidence that vividly drove home the point.