Norm Ornstein: : "Americans all have to consider the implications now of a worst case scenario-- the problems of scandal and polarization result in a meltdown of the W. Administration and a collapse of governance in Washington. No Doubt some hard core partisans and ideologues would exult. But with the domestic and foreign policy challenges the country faces, it would be a disaster for all of us.
We are in the same boat, and if it is rudderless, we all sink. "
Norm goes on to suggest that W. resign in favor of his father, former Prez, George H. W. Bush, who, in turn should appoint Bill Clinton as his V-P in a kind of national unity gov't, I guess. I cannot tell if he is joking.
Two points, which seem to have escaped Norm's notice:
1.) W.'s administration has already been a disaster: Worst President Ever (TM)!
2.) Rudderless ships don't sink, at least not until they run into something.
W. has been aiming for the rocks, and shouting "full steam ahead". Having his hand off the rudder and cutting off communication with the engine room might be an improvement.
The Constitution actually outlines a government in which Congress is the dominant player. The Republic managed to survive many, many years with weak Presidents, because Congress was powerful.
The way to survive 3 years of W., is to revive the Congress. A Democratic Congress, elected in 2006, will run over W., and that might be an excellent precedent.