Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.
A triumphant George W. Bush, emboldened by finally being elected to office, will inaugurate his second term on January 20.
American elections never play out perfectly.
We may never reach a consensus on just what it was about George W.
Politics doesn't grant any long mourning periods. Democrats have to shake off the postelection blues--now--and begin agitating among themselves to create a very different party.
At least when Duffy's Circus left Youghal there'd be piles of dung from the elephant and the horses.