The year we questioned authority

There is a terrific essay in the 26 December 2005 issue of Time about how 2005 was the end of the free pass for President Bush and other public figures by Andrew Sullivan who’s blog is the Daily Dish.  My favorite quote:

Katrina was the turning point, the moment when the extent of cronyism, incompetence and sheer smugness in Washington reached a level that even the White House couldn’t ignore.