First Harvey Pitt. Now Paul O’Neill and Lawrence Lindsey. The fact that Bush’s economic team is collectively excusing itself just goes to show you how badly the Democrats botched the election. We knew a year ago what we knew now, which is that the economy is in the crapper and the Bush administration can’t figure out how to make it better. The Republicans have blown it when it comes to fiscal policy, and nobody seems to care. Don’t get me wrong, the economy would have fallen over regardless of what the Bush administration did, but their response has been predictably miserable. Now we have to wonder when Mitch O’Donnell will get the boot. Surely his pathetic performance has earned him a one way ticket to the private sector.