Late though it may be, Mr. Hood appears to be coming to an awareness of the stunning and gross incompetence of the Republican Party. His party. The party that has given us over the course of seven short years: immoral war, a second great Depression, sanctioned torture, dangerous infringement of personal freedom, and worse. Hood doesn't come out and say it straight - he's not honest enough to do that - but it's all right there between the lines.
Today we are witnessing Bush-by-the-book: screw things up, party like there's no tomorrow, and leave all the problems to someone else. In this case, the disaster will fall into the hands of Democrats in Congress and a very likely Democratic president.