It appears now that George W. Bush just absolutely doesn't get it. Offered a sort of way out of the incredible mess he has made (once again by his Daddy's friends) he petulantly refuses to accept it and insists that we are going to "win" a "war" that was lost before it began. While I don't think the Baker Commission was any great shakes (see Greg Palast) at least they tried to give Georgie a chance to change direction (which he is apparently going to refuse). On the internet, if not elsewhere, there are increasing calls for Bush to "go." Some are suggesting impeachment, others that he should be forced to resign (along with Cheney). Given the personalities of Bush and Cheney (and their obvious fear of being held accountable for their war crimes) this seems highly unlikely. Besides, there are the obvious practical problems that would have to be overcome (like who would replace them). Somewhere I saw that the best strategy would be to force Cheney out first, replace him with a new Vice-Pres.ident, then force out Bush to be replaced by the new VP. This makes sense but will probably never happen. Republicans would probably insist the new VP be Tom DeLay or Newt Gingrich, or perhaps even Lieberman. If this is not going to happen what in the world is going to happen? Are we supposed to survive another two years with this apparently insane man at the helm of the Ship of State? Bush seems to be as delusional as Hitler in his final bunker, still insisting that his no longer existing army fight on to victory, the cavalry is just around the corner, the good guys always win, God is on our side, only he, his wife and dog understand the way to victory, he is right and all the rest of the world is wrong. Dealing with the delusionally insane is not easy as you no doubt all know, especially when it is being supported by the full weight of corporate power who could care less about insanity and far more about short term profits.
This impossible situation is about to come to a climax. Will democrats just ignore it and pass a new minimum wage, let bygones be bygones, and continue to support this immoral and doomed "war," or will they finally stand up for what is right and proper for our troubled country (an idea that seems to have been lost in the insatiable lust for money that now characterizes our political system). Up with their skirts and down with their pants. It's the American way.