It's about the Scooter Libby trial verdict. Ready?
"Reputations on the Line: White House Troubles Mount."
Yes, Bush's and Cheney's sterling reputations could suffer as a result of the trial, as more people begin to understand the utter moral depravity of a gang that would lie to the entire country and waste the lives of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis without a second thought in order to make themselves look and feel tough, establish a warlike, aggressionist, outlaw foreign policy, and get their Big Oil friends' hands on Iraq's oil, and who would then seek vengeance against someone who threw some light on their fraudulent claims without caring that in the process they could endanger U.S. intelligence agents and operations.
It really is a shame when something comes along to sully shining reputations like these.
"The White House faces a tough challenge to regain its political footing." Yes, they have slipped a bit--but it's just a rough patch (I mean, a slippery patch); but they'll get it back--if the media give them a chance, for god's sake, and don't just keep hammering away at them!
"Can Bush and Cheney get back on track? And how do you think history will ultimately judge them?" Oh, well, as US News & World Report noted last week (see my Feb. 21 post), it's much too soon to judge!