Bob Herbert's excellent column in today's New York Times describes Geo. W. Bush's second term as "It's as if the children have taken over and sent the adults packing." Not only is it literally true (in terms of the senior advisor exodus), it's also a symptom of Bush's unbelievable obstinancy. NYT.
To the spoiled goes the victory. Little George is still digging in his heels and wants things his way.