AS THE hours are counted off to George Bush's official retirement and his legacy revisionists rise to his defense, I recall the waning moments of Frank Skeffington in The Last Hurrah as one of his loyal gofers bends over the old ex-mayor's sickbed.
"Ah, Frank," he said softly. "You've done grand things. Grand, grand things."
"Among others," Skeffington said. "But no regrets. No regrets at all..."
Abe Zaidan has been a professional journalist and freelance writer for more than forty years. He was the Ohio correspondent for the Washington Post, as well as a political columnist at the Akron Beacon Journal.