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Over at Wonkette, DCeiver reads Washington Post reporters Peter Baker and Jim VandeHei http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/28/AR2005122801517.html on George W. Bush in 2005, and succumbs to shrill unholy madness:

The Year in Accidental Tourism - Wonkette: With a few inches of petroleum jelly lathered on their critical lens and a couple tumblers filled with the crystal waters of the River Lethe by their sides, Peter Baker and Jim VandeHei perfect the art of the pulled punch in their look back at the past year of the Bush Presidency. The resulting article is a piece of gorgeous goggle-eyed wonderment.... [T]he pair say that one of the lessons learned this year is: "Overarching initiatives such as restructuring Social Security are unworkable in a time of war." Yeah, or: Unworkable solutions to Social Security are unworkable at any time whatsoever.... [M]ost fascinatingly of all, [they] spare a moment of pity over the way Hurricane Katrina brought Bush's vacation "to an abrupt halt." Funny: we don't remember the end of that vacation being quite so abrupt. There are probably people who could speak with considerably more authority on the concept of abruptness and Hurricane Katrina, but, in Baker and VandeHei's defense, bloated corpses floating face down in sewage are notoriously hard to interview.

Me. I'm just astonished at how Baker and VandeHei can write Bush's "recent political progress" with straight faces when Republican stalwarts like Bob Barr, Norm Ornstein, and Barrons are saying that Bush has committed impeachable offenses.