Calm down people. Reasons' Brian Doherty has it right:
Bush comes out with a blood-curdling threat to Congress: if they don't confirm Michael Mukasey for attorney general, why then the U.S. will just have to go to bed without any attorney general at all for the remainder of his term. Can justice survive? Will chaos reign? Why don't we find out?
Elsewhere, Belgium has had no government for 144 days with, as best one can tell, precious few adverse consequences. At the very least no new bad laws are being passed which puts the Belgians one up and leaves the rest of us, naturally, one down.