Chris makes an interesting point, after noting recent headlines.
When’s the last time that the Majority Leaders of both chambers of Congress were under indictment? Ever? Add in the VP, and I’m certain this would be a first.
With DeLay indicted, Frist facing an SEC subpoena, and the Cheney said to be implicated in the Plame outing, are Democrats on the verge of hitting their own "trifecta" (a favorite word of the president)?
And with whispers that we’re now seeing — and possibly will for the remainder of his term, depending on how the indictments shake out — Bush without Rove, is it "beginning to look a lot like Christmas" for the Dems?
Maybe. But I wouldn’t break out the tinsel just yet. If the Democrats don’t come up with some sort of an agenda that at once defines and sets them apart from the Republican party, then this particular parade might just pass them by. And from where I sit it doesn’t look like they’re anywhere near doing that. Their best efforts at an agenda seem, well, a little weak.
Or maybe I’m just expecting too much. Amusing as it is to watch the Republicans stumble over their own feet, but it’s discouraging that the Democrats aren’t even close to being able to take advantage of it. It’s beginning to look a lot like "christmas" may pass them by.