The angels of bipartisanship
Clearly there is this emerging consensus that Obama simply must govern in a bipartisan fashion (I remember so clearly the same exact demands put on George W., don't you?)Actually, I do remember those demands. They were quite prevalent and were premised mostly on the idea that, since Bush came in second in the popular vote, he had to govern as a bipartisan moderate. What made Bush different was that he ignored that advice and went extreme from day one. And, for the most part, got away with it.