The response to Hurricane Katrina. The U.S. Attorneys scandal. Muffing the war in Afghanistan against al Qaeda. The arrogance (and incompetence) of Bushie officials is not news. But a lot of Federal employees in D.C. have experienced it up close as part of their work. David Ignatius has an op-ed column on it. Instead of heeding the counsel of experienced and capable Feds, the inexperienced and smug Bushies came into town and have made a mess of things. And they continue to ignore the message the voters sent in November 2006. As Ignatius says,
"Let the GOP be the party of smart alecks and know-it-alls and smirking e-mail writers. The Republicans have made a bed of political arrogance; let them sleep in it for a good long while."