The influential Right-wing commentator Robert Novak wrote last week: "Bush is alone. In half a century, I have not seen a president so isolated from his own party in Congress - not even Richard Nixon as he faced impeachment."Even Frummie has turned on his neo-con man crush and has begun sniping at the embattled White House:
David Frum, a former White House speech writer, and Jim Nuzzo, a West Wing aide to Mr Bush's father, have both told The Sunday Telegraph that the president cannot achieve anything more in domestic politics and is now a captive of international events.The Supreme Court has repudiated his Global Warming denial policy and Speaker of the House Pelosi has exercised the proper powers of her role as leader of a co-equal branch of government in her visit to Syria. That she was also acting on the recommendations of the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group made Vice President Cheney's shrill denunciation even more of a turn off to the American people.
Tony Blair politely told Bush to fuck off when the President tried to insert himself in the British prisoners crisis.
The Press have lost their fear of the Administration and actually chased the Attorney General from the room three minutes into a fifteen minute press conference.
The money is flowing to the Democratic Presidential contenders and Republican strategists are gloomy. Bush faces two more years of investigation and legislative impotence.
Now he just has to be kept from trying anything crazy for 653 more days.