I've said before that there seems to come a time in the reigns of all tyrants when they go one step too far. I have to confess, I was despairing that my theory was becoming disproven. The public blindness/apathy towards the abuses of the Bush administration made it seem to me that the Bushies could do practically anything and get away with it. I'm happy to have been proven wrong about that. But the fact that it is all starting to crash down around Bush & Co. leads me to ask the question: what exactly was the catalyst? When was the exact moment that it all began to fail for them? I know; it's too early to write their epitaph yet. Still, I think it's interesting to discuss the main cause or causes for their current, stunning reversal. For me, I don't actually think it had as much to do with the Iraq death toll or the lies that justified the war, as it had to do with the Terri Schiavo case. I think that was the first time the American public actually got it, i.e., figured out that the Bushies really don't give a damn about anything but their own agendas. If I could name one other major factor, it would be Cindy Sheehan. She really brought the war down to a personal level for many people. Bush's refusal to talk to her also showed America that he really was unable to justify the war. And if Cindy Sheehan was a major factor, that makes me happy, because it shows that despite everything, every once in a while, one person in America can accomplish something. To me, everything afterwards has simply built upon those two things. What do you think?