Gridlock Need Not Be Inevitable for Bush
By LAURIE KELLMAN
WASHINGTON — Now that voters have rejected one-party rule in Washington, can a president of one party and a Congress led by the other play nicely enough to accomplish anything in the next two years?
It’s been done in the past.
Analysis: Political Confrontation Likely
By TERENCE HUNT
WASHINGTON — President Bush was left weakened and more isolated than at any time in his presidency by Tuesday’s Democratic thumping of Republicans. He offered Democrats gestures of reconciliation – and capitulated to demands for Donald H. Rumsfeld’s removal – but history suggests his last two years will be filled with more confrontation and challenges.
Was this supposed to be a point/counterpoint?