I've obviously missed something. When did it become appropriate for the Commander-in-Chief to go onto a military installation before a military crowd and denounce the opposition party? I cannot remember a time in my 21-year career when anything remotely like this happened. Is it just me or are we embarked on something very dark and dangerous for our democracy?
I don't know the answer to this. It may actually be perfectly normal presidential behavior. It isn't presidential behavior I remember from the past, but my memory might just be faulty. I'm happy to judge Bush's speech as being highly inappropriate on its own terms, and if someone can bring me some comparable example from the Clenis I'll happily denounce that too.