Nat Perry: Bush’s Grim Vision:

“In the nine months since Sept. 11, George W. Bush has put the United States on a course that is so bleak that few analysts have – as the saying goes – connected the dots. If they had, they would see an outline of a future that mixes constant war overseas with abridgment of constitutional freedoms at home, a picture drawn by a politician who once joked, “If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier – so long as I’m the dictator.” The Consortium

While I certainly agree with the sentiment, how well-established is the egregious — stupid even for George W. — quote? Should look into it?