Lower, Lower, Lower

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CNN/Gallup: Poll: Bush most unpopular in modern history A new poll suggests that George W. Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush his handling his job as president. "No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in … Read More

Ignominious Honor

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Gallup: President Bush has set a record he’d presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll. In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove. The approval rating matches the low point of his presidency, and the … Read More

Gonzales Can’t Get Hired

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Heh: Alberto Gonzales can’t find a job. The former attorney general has been on the market for more than six months, but The New York Times reports that he has yet to find a full-time gig in the private sector. "The greatest impediment to Mr. Gonzales’s being offered the kind of high-salary job being snagged these days by lesser Justice … Read More

Wrong Track

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This is a very astounding number: Americans are more dissatisfied with the country’s direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in the early 1990s, according to the latest poll. In the poll, 81 percent of respondents said they believed "things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track." That’s … Read More

Shorter Hindrocket

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Shorter John Hinderaker:  Sure, for years Bush as been polling in the low 30’s, but I prefer a more realistic and balanced approach to public opinion — such as this poll, which asks only questions about those few things that Bush did right, conducted by a Republican research firm.

War And Romance

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Bush laments that his advanced age doesn’t let him participate in his own screw-ups: "I must say, I’m a little envious," Bush said. "If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed." "It must be exciting for you … in … Read More

Two Days, Two Points Of View

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President Bush, yesterday, to the Conservative Political Action Conference, criticizing Democrats: “They tend to think Washington has the answers to our problems…” President Bush, today, on tornado damage: "People have got to understand here in the region that a lot of folks around America care for them. And I’m here to listen, to determine — to make sure that the … Read More

Duck And Cover

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Vice President Cheney Returning To South Texas On Hunting Trip: Vice President Dick Cheney will be in South Texas this weekend for another hunting trip on the same ranch where he was involved in a hunting accident back in February of 2005. Cheney’s press office confirmed that he is heading to the Armstrong Ranch, six miles south of Sarita, in … Read More

He’s Stupid And Ugly And Nobody Likes Him

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Believe it or not, while everyone’s attention is looking to the next President, there is — yes, it’s true — an actual sitting President. His name is George Bush and he’s got an approval rating of 30%.  And he’s at an all-time low approval rating among Republicans.

Bush’s RNC Nomination Speech, 2000

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Man, what a liar he turned out to be: “America’s armed forces need better equipment, better training and better pay . . . A generation shaped by Vietnam must remember the lessons of Vietnam: When America uses force in the world, the cause must be just, the goal must be clear, and the victory must be overwhelming . . . … Read More

So What Is The State Of The Union?

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I missed the speech last night.  So what is the state of the Union? Is it "strong"?  Yeah, I bet it is.  I bet that’s what he said.  It’s "strong". UPDATE:  Well, looking through the text, he never actually said that.  Usually, within the first couple of sentences, the President will proclaim (not just "say", but literally proclaim) "The State … Read More

State Of The Union 2008

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Not much to say about Bush’s last State of the Union speech.  I only note it because my first post ever on this blog was about the State of The Union — four years and one week ago today.  That was 5,301 posts ago. But who’s counting? Anyway, Bush will speak tonight — supposedly to calm American’s nerves about the … Read More