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Monday, March 20, 2006

How low can he go?

We've seen the same headline repeated over and over again for months now: Bush Popularity Reaches All-Time Low. The Financial Times of London reports it anew on this, the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq war:

"A poll for Newsweek magazine at the end of last week showed that just 29 per cent of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the war, down from 69 per cent in the months after the conflict began in March 2003. Almost 60 per cent of Americans now feel less confident that the war will come to a successful conclusion. The simmering concerns over the conflict have been taking a heavy toll on support for George W. Bush, dragging the president’s approval ratings close to the levels of support for President Richard Nixon in the wake of Watergate."

Also in the UK, The Observer notes that Bush is becoming an outcast even within his own party as his poll ratings plummet in free-fall: "Tarnished by the war and a never-ending flow of domestic scandals, Bush is increasingly being seen as a liability to Republicans facing November's mid-term elections. Many of the party's senior members are distancing themselves from their President with a new willingness to disobey orders from the White House."

You know things are really getting bad when even Jessica Simpson snubs Bush. "It just feels wrong," said a spokesman for the actress, responding to an invitation from the White House for her to meet the President during a party fund-raiser last Thursday night. Replied a Republican staffer: "It's never been a problem for Bono". You suspect, however, that Bono may have more on his mind than how badly "The Dukes of Hazzard" bombed at the box office. (Sample reviews: "As dumb as a bag of hammers." -Gene Seymour, NEWSDAY; "Who can forget Jessica Simpson? You will, if you’re lucky." -Pete Vonder Haar, FILM THREAT Magazine)

What's next? Will even Anna Nicole Smith decline an offer to meet with Bush, claiming Dubya is "too dumb" to carry on a conversation with the blonde bimbo? It wouldn't surprise me.

But honestly, we don't need to make up stuff like this. Remember the words of Napolean: "Never interfere with your enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself." The one solitary bright spot for the administration is that most Americans appear to have heard enough about Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident.


  • At 3/20/2006 08:15:00 AM, Blogger Janelle said…

    I can not wait for the day that Bush is out of office. I am so embarrassed that I even voted for him. He think he's so darn smart and he's really just a dumb ass. I better watch what I say, he could be monitoring blogs now and have me thrown in jail because I said he was stupid.

    I want Red Foreman as president!!


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