The article doesn't look at the masss resignations or the failing dollar - could be a case of
Fasten your seat belt, it's gonna be a bumpy ride
The vaunted presidential juggernaut has cowed the Democrats but not his own party, at least in these early days. A lot of stuff happened this month that did not make the Republicans look good. Not all of it appears to have delighted the White House. And new polls suggest that Bush's victory was due more to his likability and military leadership than support for his dramatic domestic reforms in Social Security, Medicare, the tax system and conservative cultural positions.
That indicates political trouble ahead for Bush unless he can compromise with Democrats to win bipartisan support. But that's not his style.