In half a century, I have not seen a president so isolated from his own party in Congress...
not Jimmy Carter, not even Richard Nixon as he faced impeachment. Says Robert Novak.
Talking about efficacy, here's my illustrious colleague Ann Althouse favorably quoting Robert Novak (criticizing the Bush Administration for incompetence) not a day after I gratuitously trashed him as an unprincipled Administration water-carrier. Very sly move, Ann.
But at this point, I'm not sure what courage (or independence) it takes to criticize this Administration for incompetence. When the most conspicuous rats start abandoning ship, you know it must be sinking.