Slate has an article on the degree of dissent tolerated in the Bush White House. They keep getting love letters from favorable reporters on staying “on message” and containing leaks, but does this come at the cost of genuine internal debate? Over the past few weeks, Dubya has managed to hang Colin Powell and Christine Todd Whitman out to dry pretty blatantly, and it seems like the more moderate members of his cabinet aren’t being heard on the issues. I personally think that internal debate in the White House is pretty squelched these days.