I was once a die-hard republican. Then came pappa and baby Bush. Now I feel so betrayed by those who supported Bush that I don't think I will ever view the US political arena the same way. In fact, after the last election, the flag went into the trash, I refuse to say the pledge, and the company of family members who supported him is no longer desired. The republicans may have enjoyed five years - plus three spent hounding Clinton - but they have made an enemy for life.