Unite behind the President? Help him dig himself out?
Are you kidding?
Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.
Show me a Democrat who’s helped George W. Bush, and I’ll show you someone with Karl Rove’s knife in his back. And if we unite behind him, he will claim to be vindicated in his role as a uniter.
We should give our duly re-elected President the same loyalty the Republicans gave Bill Clinton.
Our goal should be to have Bush leave office with the popularity level of a Nixon (or a Truman) and be a long-term albatross around the neck of his party, as Carter and Clinton are around our necks. No lying is required to accomplish this; we just have to figure out a way of telling the truth persuasively.