NYU Professor Paul Light at the end of the week in which George W. Bush has seen the collapse of the immigration deal he wanted, increased Republican opposition to the war in Iraq, new subpoenas from Congress, the beginning of a legal fight over existing subpoenas from Congress, the assignment of Scooter Libby's inmate number, new revelations about Dick Cheney and a sign that the Supreme Court might be reversing course on Guantánamo Bay –
It's the incredible shrinking presidency. He's lost battles in the courts. He's lost battles in Iraq. He's lost battles on Capitol Hill. His bank account is empty and there's nowhere to go for more. I think his presidency is essentially over.
Thus the president becomes what they call a "lame duck."
From our friend the high-powered Wall Street attorney, from Monday, June 25, 2007, one of those days he was working out of the DC office –
These were taken in the reflecting pond in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The weather was hazy, hot, and humid.
The second shot was forwarded in a JPG file named "Politician in DC."