This article from The Hill points out just how bad the Bush Administration has been at befriending Members of Congress:
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), an outspoken opponent of the war, criticized the president’s efforts to work with congressional Republicans.
“We had better relationships with the [White House] legislative affairs shop when Clinton was the president — even after we impeached him,” said Jones.
Jones then told an anecdote of the time “a year or two years ago” when his chief of staff printed out a picture of Candida Wolff, the assistant to the president for legislative affairs, and asked his boss about her identity. After confessing his ignorance, Jones tested five Republican colleagues in similar fashion. Only one of them, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), knew who Wolff was.
That's right: Only one Republican could identify the person whose job it was to be the LIAISON between Congress and the White House ...