It’s been a bad day at the end of a bad week for George W. Bush. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. At mid-day today it was revealed that Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor investigating the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson’s name, was indicting Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff. Yesterday, Bush’s nominee for the Supremes, Harriet Miers, withdrew after withering criticism from the far right wing of the Republican party. The Bush administration still hasn’t gotten it together after the Hurricane Katrina fiasco, and it doesn’t sound good about the relief efforts after last week’s Hurricane Wilma in Florida.
I guess it is too much to hope that this fraying around the edges of this most disciplined of White House administrations will turn into a general unraveling. I am still hoping that Karl Rove will “get his” big time (Fitzgerald has not yet closed the book on his investigation, and he’s still sniffing around about Rove.) But the good news is that these “little difficulties” mean that Bush is no longer invincible, and his opposition likely will be emboldened, especially if Rove is out of the picture.
Maybe the Union will be saved yet.