Hitting the Fan

Calpundit and Marshall are all over these, but the administration is getting hit hard on Iraq, pre-war planning, pre-war intelligence, the purported and promoted Saddam/9-11 link, and The Valerie Plame Affair, all while the performance of the economy remains mixed. Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the NYT all have very scathing pieces. Appearances by Rice and Powell on the Sunday talk show circuit appear to be of little help to the administration, Cheney having devalued such appearences two weeks ago. The next few weeks (and hopefully even the next 13 months or so) will not be fun for Rove et al. Still, Bush does have a growing mountain of cash.