Yet this President Bush is not a good scapegoat. Rather than betraying the right, he has given it virtually everything it craved, from humongous tax cuts to conservative judges. Many of the worst errors were championed by conservative constituencies. Some of the arrogance in foreign policy stems from the armchair warriors of neoconservatism; the ill-fated attempt to "save" the life of the severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo was driven by the Christian right.....................
Terri's plight is the trigger word, a signal to flail into him. There is a reason why, two and a half years later, the lefties cannot let go of Terri's Legacy. They now cue it into most any news organ as a way of defining Fred, whether a leftist or not-so leftist journal.
How long can this go on before Thompson's staff clues him in to the importance of following current events? Although no cable channel could get enough of the Terri Schiavo saga two years ago, Thompson claims he doesn't "remember the details of it." And Everglades drilling is an important issue in Florida -- something one would expect a southern Republican senator to know.