Q: Are you still a conservative?
THE PRESIDENT: Am I what?
Q: Still a conservative?
THE PRESIDENT: Am I still a conservative? Proudly so. Proudly so.
Just one of the many rhetorical gems on display at Bush's press conference this morning, his first in 5 months -- not like anything much has happened since May, I guess. Here's my other favorite: "It's not acceptable for any member of my administration to break the law. And I presume free gifts from lobbyists break the law." Good guess, Chief.