But perhaps the best reflection of just how worried the White House is may be the president's itinerary this week. During this five-day tour, Bush will deliver speeches in the states of Utah and Idaho.
Actually, the Salt Lake City speech makes sense from a P.R. standpoint -- the VFW is holding its convention there. But why the need for a speech in Idaho on Wednesday? It's not a good sign if the administation feels it needs to shore up support for the war among the public in a solidly "red" state like Idaho.