Easiest. Prediction. Ever.

Today’s Washington Post, E.J. Dionne, A17:

It is now an ingrained journalistic habit: After a period of bad news for President Bush, media outlets invariably devote time and space to “balancing” stories that all say more or less: “Yes, the Republicans are in trouble, but the Democrats have no alternatives, no plans,” etc.

Today’s Washington Post, A1: