It wasn't long ago that the media was pronouncing Bush's bad 2005 a thing of the past and prognosticating a brighter year in 2006.
So how's that working out?
And, geez, I know it's NewsMax and Dick Morris, but good gosh, man:
Katrina has the capacity to shape the second Bush term in the same way Sept. 11 shaped his first term — not only in rebuilding New Orleans but in taking preventative steps around the nation to bolster our defenses against natural and manmade disasters and terror strikes. Responding to disasters is a source of presidential strength and popularity, and Bush is about to show how it is done.
Update: Wouldn't you know it? The Carpetbagger was thinking just like me:
Never fear, the Bush gang said, 2006 is when everything gets back on track.
Two months in, how's that working out for the White House?
In lieu of the near identical language, I should like to point out, however, that my post came up Yesterday (02/25), and the Carpetbagger's on 02/26. True, he or she at Carpetbaggerreport writes better than me and does better research, but I still think this near simultaneous blog posting, using almost identical language, is a perfect excuse to call for another Blogger Ethics Panel.