The lead story was John Edwards's admitted sexual affair.
That's right -- the sexual peccadillo of a former senator -- a one-term senator -- who had so little effect as a presidential candidate in 2008 that he won zilch, nada, squadoosh, was the lead story.
While Russia's unequivocal declaration that it intended to reestablish primacy in Europe as an autocratic state was the second topic. And lasted as a topic of conversation for a good forty-five seconds before the topic changed to how the candidates were using and
Robert Kagen offers a good piece in this morning's WaPo that sits nicely in my meodramatic heart.
It may be understated.
At any time that I steel myself to avoid partisan vituperation, and to avoid partisan and non-partisan self-deception [a lot of people charmingly fool themselves into thinking that there aren't multiple valid narratives that explain the political and policy doings from both (or lots of) sides], I nevertheless am struck with the disaster that is the GWB presidency.