With the neo-cons silenced, the pragmatists disillusioned, and his puppet masters preoccupied, the president will have to go it alone for the next three years. Who’s in more trouble? Him or us?
The loneliest man in Washington: "When George W. Bush climbed to the top of the rubble of the World Trade Center, grabbed a megaphone, and declared that 'the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon,' he galvanized an entire nation. Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals would soon boost his job-approval rating to a record-setting 90 percent.
Four years later, having somehow managed to drain that huge reservoir of support and goodwill with a polarizing, arrogant, and sometimes stunningly incompetent style of governance, Bush is now a solitary figure standing in the rubble of his own second term. Having alienated friend and foe alike, he is today the loneliest man in Washington."