One of the five best parts:
We've had just two father-son presidencies in the 230 years of the republic, and the first (the Adams family) had the son taking over 24 years after the father, and just one year before the father's death. The Bush succession is more anomalous with only eight years separating the two presidencies, a proximity that has launched a thousand Maureen Dowd ruminations on the hidden furies driving Oedipus Prez.Although I don't know what might ever move me to use the word "quotidian." Except I guess I just did.
It means "common." Ironic.