`No Concessions. No Compromises'

Look around the White House, and you'll find the conscious or unconscious symbols of a Presidency. Harry S Truman had his "The Buck Stops Here" sign, a billboard for toughness. Ronald Reagan had his Frederic Remington art, a testament to the cowboy ethic. And George Bush has his "Marching Orders." The rules hang, framed, in White House offices, a patrician code of honor steeped in preppy banality: "Think big. Be frank. Fight hard for your position." But "when I make the call," the Bush code proclaims, "we move the team."

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