“America’s back in the cold war and W.’s back on vacation.
Talk about your fearful symmetry.
After eight years, the president’s gut remains gullible. He’ll go out
as he came in — ignoring reality; failing to foresee, prevent or even
prepare for disasters; misinterpreting intelligence reports; misreading
people; and handling crises in ways that makes them exponentially worse.
He has spent 469 days of his presidency kicking back at his ranch, and
450 days cavorting at Camp David. And there’s still time to
mountain-bike through another historic disaster.”
–Maureen Dowd, op-ed piece in the New York Times.