Prez Bush Hanging With His Friends

President George W. Bush took an interview on Fox news as an opportunity to defend his great friend, Tom DeLay, reports the Los Angeles Times:

I hope that he will [return] because I like him. And plus, when he's over there, we got our votes through the House.

The prez didn't stop there. He went on to stick up his whole gang: Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Donald H. Rumsfeld. On Cheney, since the indictment of his top aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby as part of the Valerie Plame affair:

The truth of the matter is that our relationship hasn't changed hardly at all. I'd say the relationship — it's only gotten better. We didn't know each other that well when we first came to Washington, D.C., and my respect for him has grown immensely.

On Rove:

[We are] as close as we've ever been. We've been through a lot. You know, when we look back at the presidency and my time in politics, no question that Karl had a lot to do with me getting here, and I value his friendship. We're very close.

And on Rumsfeld:

He's done a heck of a job.