It will be interesting to see if the Republicans try to justify their way out of this or if they do something more sensible like axe the House leadership (assuming a coverup existed - which is looking more and more likely)
total and complete failure by a clueless administration - from Bob Woodward's article from his new book (note: Woodward was so well thought of by the Bush Administration and Republicans that his last two books were peddled from the RNC website before the 2004 elections)
Stubborness, an incurious nature and a fanatical inward view are not resolve and vision, but rather central components of failure.
The book should be an interesting read and will put the administration on the defensive as a sex scandal may be breaking in the Republican House. The claim is the Republican leaders of the House were aware of Maf54 Mr Foley's actions for about a year and didn't do anything... At the very least they need to clear that up with the voters. Voters don't seem to care very much about corruption and dishonesty, but if sex is involved ....
When I was a student HP was the best measurement company in the world. Their kit was spendy, but worth every penny. It worked better than anything else (with the possible exception of Tektronix), it was possible to speak with knowledgeable product engineers about problems and the manuals even made sense.
In the past five years HP doesn't even come up on my radar screen. The analytical side of the company was sold off long ago and the current kit doesn't do anything for me. The extreme sense of quality is long gone and you don't run into enthusiastic and evangelistic employees. They have made the transition to a ho-hum company. Not good for me, but perhaps for other types of consumers.