I'm fed up with all the Rather-bashing and want to voice my support for this outstanding newsman.
He did his duty as a reporter in relentlessly pursuing his quarry (query, in this case). I am outraged that Bush hasn't been criticized for his personal attack on Rather.
Rather's line of questioning focused on participation in a policy affecting the national interest. High office is not a cloak to hide behind and Bush deserves to be treated like any other mortal.
Under the circumstances Rather handled himself well. His hard-hitting yet compassionate demeanor on the news at all times makes him a credit to the network and cadre of journalists whose role should be Jiminy Cricket to government Pinocchios.
Rather may be a nag, but he's a mensch.