Okay, with this Times Select thing, we haven't been able to link to some of the best commentary....I've pretty much given up on using them, especially since they are essentially unlinkable (if that's a word). But today, Paul Krugman has a column "Heck of a Job, Bushie" that shouldn't be missed. It's the year of Bush failures in review. The final paragraph captures so much:
A year ago, we didn't know for sure that almost all the politicians and pundits who thundered, during the Lewinsky affair, that even the president isn't above the law have changed their minds. But now we know when it comes to presidents who break the law, it's O.K. if you're a Republican.That sets the stage for 2006.