Friday, January 21, 2005

Kathleen Parker via Charlotte Hays
If he were to take his oath of office, make a few remarks and quietly retreat to the White House for dinner with friends, those who wanted anybody but Bush would find a way to spin gold into hay.
He's ashamed, look at him, they'd say. He knows he's bungled the war and knows better than to show his face beaming over a parade. What a coward.
Bush, it seems, can't win for winning.

New award - Conservative Crybaby Pathetic Hypothetical Unwarranted Self-Pity Division, Reserve Champion. If Bush had trimmed back his gala a little, it would have widely appreciated. It's another lost opportunity. Certainly there are many lost opportunities even in well-led, insightful lives, but they do count somehow.