Wen Ho Lee, an atomic scientist wrongly accused of espionage and vilified by press reports that depended on bad sources, won court judgments against the federal government and five media organizations recently but all the money in the world cannot ease the nightmare he suffered for the past nine years.
For one brief shining moment, Katherine Harris was the Republicans’ hero. “St. Katherine” would not be putting it too strongly, As Florida secretary of state, Harris played a pivotal role in getting them into the White House, running the recount that gave George W. Bush the 2000 election.
The poll numbers are so bleak for congressional Republicans these days that Democrats already have started arguing over who will get what committee chairmanship when the House returns to their control after the November midterm elections. Surveys show the president and his party trailing in almost every category of voter, from Catholics to Wal-Mart shoppers.