You want to understand the atmosphere in Washington right now? The place to start is with Samuel Beckett and Waiting for Godot.
Estragon to Vladimir: I can't go on like this.
Vladimir to Estragon: That's what you think.
So there was Henry Hyde, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, playing both parts himself last week. As his committee oversaw a grumpy hearing of dueling historians, all debating the question of just what is an impeachable offense, Hyde sighed into his microphone, "God, I'd like to forget all of this." Then he pulled himself together and allowed that Congress had...