After being called a doofus for the better part of the two-year presidential campaign, George Bush reportedly tried to link his support for an auto sector bailout to his support for a free-trade pact with Colombia, the US’s strongest ally in South America. This has the media’s boxers in a bunch. How dare the lame duck chimp-faced president exact a political price from the newly-anointed political savior? Good for W. Play nice, but play hard.