George W. Bush

Bush in freefall.

From the AP, via

"It's going to be almost impossible to overcome the perception about the president that he didn't show compassion and didn't get control of the policy failures," American University political scientist James Thurber said. "The vivid images that are coming across the television are really destroying his image as a leader."

Too right. And as much as Bush would like to use 9/11 to prop up his bloody and bogus war in Iraq, it will unquestionably make most thinking people wonder "What if another terrorist attack happens under this team's watch? Will it be as bad as Katrina? Worse?"