As usual Bush prefers to operate behind people's backs and undoubtedly sees nothing wrong with that since he sees himself as the individual who never has to explain what he does or what he says. A dictator, in short. Here's the latest example:
From NY Times via Independent Herald Tribune:
Conspiring against the voters
The New York Times
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2006
President George W. Bush has announced four nominees for the Federal Election Commission, choices that would keep the policing of campaign abuses firmly in the hands of party wheel horses. The timing of the announcement - the president waited until the Senate had gone home - is likely to allow the nominees to avoid the full hearing and confirmation process needed to evaluate them properly.
The need for a clean broom at the six-member election panel becomes clearer with each new round of decisions favoring big-money politics over the voters. But the newly nominated majority promises no improvement. In fact, the slate would mean an end to the service of Scott Thomas, the one incumbent praised for his independence by Senator John McCain, who has campaigned for a clean, hack-free Federal Election Commission.
Bush has finally shown his commitment to bipartisanship in the worst of ways: by installing another undistinguished group of factotums to referee the democratic process in America.