Ted Kennedy spoke at the Brookings Institute this week and claimed that President Bush has created the biggest credibility gap in American government since Richard Nixon. Among other things, this observation confirms speculation that Senator Kennedy was indeed in a drunken stupor throughout the 1990's, and therefore missed the Clintonian philisophical ponderings of the meaning of "is."
Moreover, President Bush polls quite well on credibility, especially for a man who has been continuously subjected to the most virulent vituperation and invective from the mainstream of the oppossing Party since -- well, since Richard Nixon.
Kennedy went on to compare our liberation of Iraq to the Vietnam War, and to lament the lost respect of unidentified allies (i.e. France and Germany), concluding that President Bush is himself America's problem.
Kennedy stands beside John Kerry, Al Gore, Howard Dean and Terry McAuliff, as mainstream Democrat leaders who have leveled the most extreme charges at the President: Crooked, Lying, Betrayal, Knew about 9/11 in advance, AWOL.
All this is further evidence that George W. Bush has succeeded in his goal of Changing The Tone in Washington. Since Bush was elected, the Democrats have changed their tone from vicious to rabid.