The Dark Side
Jane Mayer's The Dark Side, which Leah sent me.
Eesh, it's all true, just like we said.
I suppose you could argue that the Unity schtick is the only way to talk the Republicans down off the ledge -- from where, if they jump, they could drag the entire country. Their collective sociopathy is deeply impacted, and they were loons even before facing the loss of power and possible retribution and accountability for their crimes. And since Unity, by definition, means no accountability, the idea no doubt makes the Republicans very happy. (Modulo strange bedfellows like Bruce Fein.)
On the other hand, Unity without accountability doesn't mean "healing." All it means is putting a bandage over the wound to the country and the Constitution without healing it, where, unseen, suppuration will continue.
It's a horrific dilemma. On the one hand, McCain caved on the MCA and every evil fuck on the dark side is going to stay in power if he staggers to a win. On the other hand, the fundamental issue is executive power, and somehow I don't see a movement centered on the leadership qualities of a single charismatic individual as driven to surrender claims of executive power. ("But we're good.") And then, of course, there's FISA.