EXIT STRATEGY….While a small band of Democrats and Republicans are starting to look for an exit strategy in Iraq, a rather larger band of Republicans are looking for an exit strategy on Social Security:

Senate GOP leaders, in discussions with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and political officials, have made it clear they are stuck in a deep rut and suggested it is time for an exit strategy, according to a senior Senate Republican official and Finance Committee aides.

….President Bush has responded by dispensing his cautious calls for bipartisanship in favor of far tougher rhetoric that blames the Democrats for the stalemate.

Of course he has. After all, George Bush is a uniter, not a divider.