Bush on Russia.

From today’s White House press briefing — QUESTION: “As the president begins to do his homework leading up to the Russia trip, what are his current feelings about Putin? Does he remain a trustworthy friend or has he evolved to something else?” SNOW: “First, he has not ‘begun’ to do his homework.”

UPDATE: Snow’s remark was misinterpreted. In fact, he was arguing that Bush does his homework all the time. Snow said, “First, he has not ‘begun’ to do his homework, he does it all the time, and especially in dealing with Putin and with the Russians.” We regret the error.