PERRspectives Blog: Ted Olson and Bush's Maximum Confrontation Strategy: "No doubt, if President Bush selects Ted Olson (or someone like him) as his choice for Attorney General, he will ignite a firestorm angry confrontation with Democrats. Which is exactly what he wants."
The above is an excellent analysis of what I talked about below. Bush always goes for "maximum confrontation" precisely when it is most vigorously presumed that he will compromise.
Case in point: