Tuesday, August 30, 2005


George W. Bush's unpopularity continues to grow; he's "now more unpopular than FDR, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Ford, and Clinton ever were, and has matched the highest disapproval rating of his idol, Ronald Reagan." This is not, actually, all that surprising; for all of the right wing's talk of mandates and pointing to maps where sparsely populated counties are colored red, Bush is a president who has only ever made it into office by the hair of his chinny chin chin. He lost the popular vote in 2000 and very nearly lost, as a wartime incumbent, to a less-than-charismatic candidate in 2004.

What does amuse me are the numbers reported: Bush's approval in the latest Gallup poll is an anemic 40 percent, and his disapproval is 56%. What I want to know is, what's wrong with the other 4 percent? Is there something they're waiting on? Have they not made up their mind yet?

I'm just sayin', is all, here.

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