Date registered: Aug 2005
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
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I've seen that hatchet-job before, and can easily explain the difference based on sound behavioral principles (I am a behavioral psychologist). I won't bore you w/ all the details here, but basically it boils down to two things: 1) familiarity w/ the subject matter and 2) comfort level w/ the audience. As TX gov. he had a very limited policy agenda, basically focusing on education reform--in which he was considered an expert--and tax reduction, which he also did very well. Now his policy expertise has to cover an almost infinite body of knowledge. As TX gov. he was very respected and admired by most people, and did not have to worry about every word he said being criticized by the drive-by media and late show hosts. It is really quite simple, if you can put your hatred for the president aside and stick to basic behavioral principles.
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