"Earlier this month, the elder Bush was reported to have told the audience at a Republican fundraiser in a Philadelphia suburb that 'if we have some of these wild Democrats in charge of these [congressional] committees, it will be a ghastly thing for our country.
'He was also quoted as saying, 'I would hate to think . . . what my son's life would be like' if their Republican Party lost its majorities."
I hate to be obvious, but the system should be able to allow the opposite party to have some control. If Bush is in trouble because the opposition gets power, then what does that say about the system, or how Bush has played within that system? Rove decided in 2000 that ruling from the middle was unnecessary and that he could alienate the left and middle and appease the base.
Something about reaping the whirlwind. I can only hope.