Maybe it was the sight of Jimmy Carter back at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. But all week I've been fighting déjà vu.
An idealistic but inexperienced president from the provinces.
A sprawling, unwieldy agenda.
An energy crisis. High unemployment.
Congressional foot-dragging on a stimulus bill.
Israelis fighting Palestinians.
Angry Iranians.Aggressive Russians.
Car companies seeking a federal bailout.
Titanic Senate egos.
A cocky young White House chief of staff.
Bob Byrd and Ted Kennedy.
An ol' liberal House speaker.
West Wing staffers who think Congress works for them.
A Democratic House majority split between liberals and conservatives.
Can ya see what I'm driving at?