"Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality. It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in Iraq." -- Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel
Yep. Things are gittin' shaky. Although I don't believe the business about "rats deserting a sinking ship" is appropriate just yet. I guess the proper term of reference (the one used by the good little boys and girls in the main stream media) is "distancing". But I'd be worried too if I had to run for reelection next year. Anyhow, you can read more about Sen. Hagel at U.S.News & World Report.