Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I'll Have What They're Having...

Check out this article running on the web edition of American Izvestia.

The quote I would draw to your attention is from a "senior administration official" on the topic of dissension in the GOP ranks.
"We've got a period of time when the news that's dominating the headlines is not good and some Republicans are going to feel free to distance themselves from the president," said a senior White House official who was not authorized to speak on the record. "But at the end of the day, I don't think the breach is deep or lasting because this is the president's strong suit. I think it's about this moment in time. I don't think it's fundamental."
I don't think White House really comprehends how badly their situation is fnckd. They've got almost three whole years to go. If they can't recover the confidence they've lost from their own political support base, then they're going to be impeached. We don't have a parliamentary "vote of no confidence" here. Impeachment is the only way to pitch these guys out of office before their term is up. That will blow mightily for them— I mean, it will blow in the worst way.

Is it just me? That "senior administration official" sounds a lot like a junkie saying to the effect, "Hey, I'm just going through a rough patch, and yeah— I need to get fixed a little more often than usual. I don't think it's a deep or lasting problem, because I can usually handle anything. It's just this is the moment of time I'm in. I don't think I fundamentally have a problem."

Yup. You don't have a problem, Sparky. We're the ones with a problem.

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