The events of the last seven days just go to show you how quickly political winds can change. The GWBush poll numbers have hit their low point and will be coming up slowly but surely over the next few weeks to a point that democrats will finally stop talking about taking over the House or Senate and focus on protecting their weak seats.
So what has transpired to give me such optimism? Well let's start with last Tuesday's election to replace former Republican Rep. Duke Cunningham, the poster boy for the democrats campaign assertion that the republicans are the sole party of corruption (despite Rep. Jefferson, democrat from New Orleans, being caught with bribe money to the tune of 90,000 marked FBI dollars in his home's freezer). The democrat running for Cunningham's seat was running against the "culture of corruption" that only Duke Cunningham supposedly represents, and she lost that seat to a republican lobbyist - the supposed dirtiest, filthiest creatures in Washington.
Then later in the week, on Friday, the Iraqi Prime Minister finished forming his government the same time that al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (if you ask a progressive/liberal/socialist Al-Qaeda and Iraq don't belong in the same sentence - they should tell that to the terrorists so they can correct their stationery), was killed by a US military air strike.
Here we are today, a week later, and we've got Bush flying to Iraq for a surprise visit to personally meet with the new Iraqi PM al-Maliki. Oh, and a little news story came out around the same time Bush was flying out there - the democrat target dummy Karl Rove, as anyone with a brain has known since day one of the leak-that-wasn't-a-leak investigation, will not be indicted.
Drudge has a funny story about Homer (D'OH!) Dean:
DNC Chair Howard Dean on NBC's 'TODAY': 'If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war.'
If Rove's sin was leaking the name of the intel operative during a time of war (that's a phrase democrats use sparingly because they only pull it out when it suits their political purpose - they don't actually use it in relation to national security) as Dean asserts, then Rove would have been indicted for it - not just the perjury that obviously didn't occur. Of course, everyone with a brain also knows that the intel operative was not an operative. Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, had been riding a desk for about 5 or 6 years in Langley and hadn't been covert during that time, so no law was broken by "revealing" her identity.
But let's allow Dean his little tantrum, along with all his little Deaniancs and progressive socialists. Wouldn't you be angry too if everything politically that you had been working for over the last two years went up in smoke within one week?
I predict that within a month the punditry will begin talking about republicans gaining seats in the US House and maintaining their position in the US Senate, and all this nonsense about Speaker Pelosi and President Reid will finally evaporate into thin air, like the hot air coming out of Homer Dean's trap.