Well, that was a bizzaro spectacle. It seemed like each question was followed by about 20 seconds of something that might be construed as a response in a vague, Rorschach test kind of way, then a couple minutes of some sort of random decoupage of old talking points on a variety of dubiously relevant topics. Should we have an MI5 style intelligence agency? We're committed to fighting AIDS in Africa! Sometimes I'm not sure whether Bush is taking his cues from Karl Rove or Salvador Dali. The only hint of the strategic influence of the former is that, in Bush's case, running down the clock by any means necessary makes a certain amount of sense.