And Congress not much better:
Those polled gave Congress an approval rating of 27%, with the Democrats as a group pulling in 35% approval, compared with 22% for Republicans.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.
No doubt the shelter when The Hague comes calling:
Washington Post staff writer Darryl Fears noted that Bush received “thunderous applause” after he “acknowledged that his political party wrote off the black vote.” But, in fact, while that comment drew scattered applause, the audience responded much more energetically — with applause and yells of “Yeah” — to a comment he made immediately before: that many African-Americans “distrust” the Republican Party.
Saw this in the paper today and again on MeFi. The American Bar Association did an examination of the President’s signing statements. For those that don’t know/remember, a signing statement is when the President says This bill you just passed through both houses of Congress, well, fuck you I’m going to do whatever I want. I’m king. My daddy said so.
The ABA says Bush has challenged provisions of laws than all previous presidents put together. The group believes such a practice is a major threat to the Constitution’s system of checks and balances. It has urged Congress to introduce a legislation that would allow the court to review these “signing statements.”
Not liberating Iraq.
Not ‘smoking them outta their holes.’
Not bringing freedom and democracy to the rest of the world.
Nope. None of these makes George W. Bush smile like a just-farted baby:
“I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound perch in my lake,” he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
In other news, Bush is calling his undeclared, unending, unwinnable War on Terror World War III.
Frostpaw here, reaching out a chilly, razor-clawed mitt to rip the shriveled testicles off the current Administration and its attendant Political Machine. But in a way that doesn’t get her pawsies mussed, and one in which you all can participate, that helps the entire planet.
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I love listening to the news try and still give some sort of positive spin to the plummeting ratings. And to think we haven’t even had a draft yet.
Remember, friends, Nixon was at 27% during Watergate:
Gallup: Bush Approval at 39%
CBS: Bush Approval at 34%
Zogby: Bush Approval at 40%
No more mandate. The Project for the New American Centruy is derailing. What will they do? Can John McCain be the new charisma for 2008 – after Rove destroyed him in 2004?
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