How relevant is George W. Bush? With a Democratic Congress now installed in D.C., W is not nearly so relevant as he once was.
That, at least, seems to be verdict from the pundits. Tom Friedman, The New York Times columnist, has put it bluntly: "The American people basically fired George Bush in the last election."
Another pundit, CNN's Bill Schneider, agrees. "A lot of Americans consider this presidency over," Schneider has said.
We're not sure that's true. But we are sure that many Americans are fed up with a ineffective and muddled-headed president, a man long on talk and short on results, as well as an administration made up of far too many sycophants and deceivers.
W's reign of error and mismanagement is not yet over, of course, and we can expect more White House nonsense in the months to come. But whatever happens in Bush's last 23 months, it's clear that the time can't pass fast enough for more and more Americans.