Thought - It's not working
Specific case defenses, Katrina, Iraq decisions, economic issues, are just serving to produce counter arguments and recalling facts (which are not George Bush's friend.)
They may have done better to appeal to the "pink haze," emphasizing character and personality which the media seems to eat up.
(PS. We're a week from the inauguration and I still haven't seen any real Bush presidency "retrospectives" in the media.)
Also, He just won't go away, scheduling a primetime speech on Thursday.