I've been reluctant to push down the LR school discussion because it's the dominant news of our city again today. But a friend passes along a column from Joe Klein, part of the Beltway media herd that has, for better than seven years now, denigrated Al Gore and other Democrats and sycophantically played up to the "daddy" administration and the swaggering fake cowboy, George Bush.
The worm, and I do mean worm, has turned. Musing on the disastrous war, the scandalous treatment of injured military and the runaway takeover of government in the attorney purge, he concludes:
When Bush came to office--installed by the Supreme Court after receiving fewer votes than Al Gore--I speculated that the new President would have to govern in a bipartisan manner to be successful. He chose the opposite path, and his hyper-partisanship has proved to be a travesty of governance and a comprehensive failure. I've tried to be respectful of the man and the office, but the three defining sins of the Bush Administration--arrogance, incompetence, cynicism--are congenital: they're part of his personality. They're not likely to change. And it is increasingly difficult to imagine yet another two years of slow bleed with a leader so clearly unfit to lead.
Welcome to our nightmare, Joe.