Supposedly the President is a Very Important Person, continually pressed by the kind of choices and events that just can't wait. But now, suddenly, everything is on hold. We're just going to drift until the next President is in office.
That is baloney, and if it works, it will be a miracle. The Congress needs to accept its responsibility, impeach Bush and Cheney, and put somebody in office who can do the work.
And if that doesn't happen, it won't be the fault of our Constitution, or of the voters. It will be the failure of the best management team money can buy. Of course, we've already seen how well that scheme works, on Wall Street, in arranged marriages, or in managing our public universities.
We can't change everything. But at least we can stop pretending the President is some kind of essential person, now that we're so obviously hoping he's not.