Sunday, May 06, 2007

Wake Me Up When September Ends

While we've been here before, elite media people seemed to have settled on the notion that September is the drop dead date on Iraq, that Republicans have been making genuine noise that it'll be time to abandon Bush on Iraq then. The September date gets repeated often enough that it seems to have been circulated at enough of Sally Quinn's parties. That doesn't mean it's genuine, of course, as we should never underestimate the all powerful Friedman Unit Generator, but it seems a bit more real than it ever did before.

I'm not optimistic. I'd put it at 10% that there will be veto-override levels of Republican defection, and put it at 1% that the elite media will notice that they were suckered again when those defections fail to appear.