What is about those GOP presidents who fall out of favor? We learned in that political classic "The Final Days" that a disgraced Richard Nixon used to get into his cups, then roam the White House talking with the portraits of presidents on the walls. Seems that might run in the political genes.
Gary Greenberg reports in the December 1st edition of GLOBE that a downcast W wanders the White House with his favorite bourbon. Often he winds up in the Lincoln bedroom and talks to the portrait of Abe for hours.
A man lacking in self-awareness and perhaps without the strength to look for and find himself, W seems unable to figure out "what went wrong." His approval rating is lower than that of Nixon. His wife Laura will leave him after his term in office is over. And unlike the loyalty he values so much, Laura seems hell-bent on accepting an offer to write about her years in the White House, and the sugar-coated version.