More proof Bush has no mojo

The Senate rejected a major Republican effort on Thursday to eliminate the estate tax on inherited wealth. The vote was a big defeat both for President Bush and for Senate Republican leaders, who had framed their opposition to what they called the “death tax” as a popular and even populist crusade.

This should have been a slam dunk for the neocons, and a year ago it would have been. That’s how far they’ve fallen.