Friday, March 17, 2006
In Bush's dark hours, Democrats shine no light | IndyStar.com
"Four months ago, the U.S. News cover photo showed the president and vice president frowning darkly, with the headline, 'The White House's darkest hour -- and why it could get worse.'
The featured problem then was the indictment of Dick Cheney's top deputy, Scooter Libby. That followed the president's failed campaign for Social Security reform, the bungled response to Katrina, and ballooning budget deficits. On the congressional side, there was House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's indictment and an investigation of the financial dealings of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Casualties in Iraq had just passed 2,000 and the president's approval ratings had just passed 40 percent, heading south.
And the Democrats? Well, they were content just to watch, apparently following Napoleon's rule, 'Never interfere with your enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.'"