There was a war?
Who then will control the Democrats' crazies? Give those guys committee gavels, and they will be as manic about investigating the Bush administration as Republicans were about investigating the Clinton administration. (Do you remember Whitewater? Can you say anything about what was at issue?) Furthermore, there might be a noisy and not negligible cohort pushing for impeachment of President Bush for such high crimes and misdemeanors as the premise of the war with Iraq and the presence of Dick Cheney. Short-term memory loss being a bipartisan affliction, Democrats probably would not remember that the public was so annoyed by Republican attempts to impeach Bill Clinton for his glandular excesses, Democrats actually gained House seats in the first post-Monica election.
George Will is, in this blogger's opinion, on the wrong side of a majority of debates. But they're real debates and that is to Will's credit.
DB will hold off on the praise this time, though. Is he really comparing Whitewater to Iraq? Clinton's "glandular excesses" to the:
Outing of a CIA operative
Obstruction of justice
Etc., etc., etc...
Gimme a break. Will starts his column with this (emphasis mine):
The electorate's dyspeptic mood about the nation's politics reflects the fact that, as is frequently the case, the party in power in Washington has done much to earn a rebuke but the opposition party has done nothing to earn a reward.
The party in power has screwed up... but Democrats should think twice about trying to get to the bottom of it.
Democrats haven't accomplished anything as an opposition party... but when they actually are capable of doing something, they shouldn't.
Gimme a break.