Already, the Republican leadership has moved to saddle the new Democratic majority with responsibility for resolving $463 billion in spending bills for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
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It became yet another point of embarrassment for the White House -- by blaming al Qaeda for Iraq's civil war, Bush once again appeared confused about the problems plaguing the country.
What do all of these senators have in common? They're all Senate Republicans who are up for re-election in 2008. What a coincidence.
Over the last 30 years, every single Republican presidential ticket has featured someone named Bush or Dole. I was cautiously optimistic 2008 would break the trend. Perhaps not.
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow has given up on being credible, and will simply say whatever he has to -- no matter how outlandish -- just to get through a briefing.
Ignatius seems to be suggesting that in this fiasco, Bush is someone for whom we're supposed to feel some sympathy.
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