Paul Krugman demonstrates his remarkable psychological denial and general lack of anything useful to say: while Maureen Dowd continues the hissy fit she's been in sinch George Bush was elected governor of Texas some years back. Neither has a shred of reality-based thinking or personal psychological insight in their post-election analyses.
Both of them might take a long, contemplative look at this; then go look in the mirror-- if they want to understand why the Democratic Party "lies splattered at [the] feet" of John Kerry. It's possible that might shut them up. But I doubt it.