Thursday, September 29, 2005

Well, fuck

From CNN:

Bush's job approval rating in the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll climbed to 45 percent, and 71 percent said they approved of his handling of Hurricane Rita, which struck land Saturday near the Texas-Louisiana border.
So apparently being seen to appear to care is all that matters. We are so screwed.

6 Comments:

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We aren't "so screwed".

The nation survived 8 years of a President who showed his caring and feeling of our pain by biting his lower lip. That augers well for surviving 8 years of a President who flies aournd with a smile painted on his face to show that he feels our pain.

The reality is that neither of them felt our pain and neither of them was sufficiently bad to bring the country down.

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

Sorry, forgot to post my identiy above. That comment was mine; it wasn't intended to be "anonymous"...

 
At 7:28 PM, Blogger Arachnae said...

What part of eight years of peace and prosperity didn't you like? Was it the full employment? the booming economy? the efficient FEMA?

Comparing eight years of Clinton to eight years of Bush... good lord, Ace, are you SERIOUS?

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Biggest difference in Katrina's response and Rita's response: everyone was on alert and watching by the time Rita came.

The media's biggest disappointment about Rita: no looting video to show round the clock.

So, they've sold the feel-good disaster-response this time. And Amurka gets what they want to see and hear, again. Advertisers happy. Corporate bottom line better. Sad, but true.

So, it's no surprise Bush's numbers ticked back up a bit. They can always tick back down, especially if more indictments come out in the near future...

 
At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

My comparison of Clinton to Bush was in the forced and feigned way that each of them tried to appear to be "one of the people" when they got in hot water.

You do recall that Clinton had a political problem or two during all those prosperous times and how he - just like our incumbent impediment er President - stood tall and told the whole truth to all of us.

If I had to guess the way history will judge these two men 100 years down the road, I certainly don't think that either will be held in nearly the esteem of an Abraham Lincoln or a Harry Truman or even a Ronald Reagan. I think both will be seen by future historians as place holders in the White House.

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous lucky_dog said...

Other folks might have seen dubya pretending to care; I saw dubya learning more about the interface between federal forces and state and local authorities. Call me paranoid, but it smells like martial law. That and mercs patrolling Amerika's streets ...

 

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