... and does it make any difference?
The US version of democracy has always seemed strange to me, you elect two chambers of government, Congress and Senate, you then elect a president who is able to appoint cronies who were elected by no-one, form them into an 'administration', and then do whatever the fuck he wants.
So now you have the two elected chambers unable to rule for at least the next two years. Shouldn't they have the power to override Bush now that the American people have said they don't like the things he's done?
"I don't want to say that George Bush is a lame duck, but this morning, Cheney shot him".