"Campaigning in 2000, Texas Gov. George W. Bush would repeatedly raise his right hand as if taking an oath and vow to 'restore honor and integrity' to the White House. He pledged to usher in a new era of bipartisanship... Now, with fewer than two years left of his second term, the Bush administration is embroiled in multiple scandals and ethics investigations. The war in Iraq still rages. Bush's approval ratings are hovering in the mid-30s. And Democratic-Republican relations have seldom been more rancorous... What ever happened to restoring honor and dignity?"
(Bonus material: a rundown of Bush appointees who left under a cloud or face conflict-of-interest allegations.) (Both links courtesy Dan Froomkin.)