I guess the best way for a failed presidency to end is not with a bang, but with the long, slow hiss of deflation.
There has been some talk lately that the transition shouldn't take so long. The period between the election and the inauguration used to be even longer, and had something to do with the time it took to go by horseback from the seaboard colonies to the new areas out in Appalachia, to let the locals know who their President was going to be. The only reason there's talk this time is that the nation's condition is so dire.
One does find oneself wishing that if W. just wants to hang around for all the retirement parties, at least he could do the country a favor and get out of the way so that Obama can start fixing things. Every day wasted compounds our plight.
Well, as BHO (is that what the headline writers will call him?) likes to say, "There's only one President at a time."
Somebody should tell Dick Cheney.