by nathan, Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 07:50:18 AM EST
The imperial presidency just got even better with Bush admitting -- in third person -- that bin Laden's tape delivered just before the 2004 election may have tipped it to the Republican.
"What does it mean? Is it going to help? Is it going to hurt?" Bush told Sammon of the bin Laden tapes.
"Anything that drops in at the end of a campaign that is not already decided creates all kinds of anxieties, because you're not sure of the effect.
"I thought it was going to help," Bush said.
"I thought it would help remind people that if bin Laden doesn't want Bush to be the president, something must be right with Bush."