This quote in an article about George W. Bush’s record in an article written in anticipation of the release of his book tomorrow may well be too rich for commentary, so I’ll just add some emphasis and a quick thought.
Two new movies dramatize the scandals of Bush’s agonizing second term: the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson drama, Fair Game, and the Jack Abramoff farce, Casino Jack. Both have marquee casts, and the first has Oscar buzz. But neither is generating much popular interest or reflection.
Only to folks in Hollywood (and in certain Beltway circle) are Republican scandals — and what they think are Republican scandals — really super hot topics. They may generate buzz in Hollywood, but they don’t generate interest in the heartland.
To borrow an expression, people should move on. No wonder, as per the above article, “Bush’s record matters less than Democrats would like”.