I say, esteemed because he is - by the Right. I find him completely absent from reality, a typical Conservative. However, he has many contacts in the White House and continues to defend Bush from time to time. Yet, he admits something publicly that all rational people have known for some time - the Bush White House is all about propaganda and nothing about substantive results!
NYT's Brooks revealed that "from Day One," the Bush White House "decided our public relations is not going to be honest"