Americans have a talent for mass amnesia. The scandal that convulsed the nation for more than a year—complete with semen-stained dress, cigar props, and bent-penis allegations—evaporated the moment Bill Clinton left the Oval Office. And the cloud of illegitimacy that cast a pall over George W.'s ascension to the White House—once signified by piquant phrases like "hanging chad" and "voter fraud"—dissipated as soon as an exhausted public opted to embrace its new... More >>>