While they're losing, they're winning.
"Exxon Mobil Corp. had a quarter for the record books. The world's largest publicly traded oil company said Thursday high oil and natural-gas prices helped its third-quarter profit surge almost 75 percent to $9.92 billion, the largest quarterly profit for a US company ever, and it was the first to ring up more than $100 billion in quarterly sales"
Even as the current Administation is under fire about Valerie Plame, the War in Iraq, the bungling of the Katrina relief effort, the withdrawl of Miers for Supreme Court, the total stalling of thier Social Security overhaul - all of it - even as things look the bleakest, they are still winning.
What was all of this for if not to get the results of the above quoted paragraph?