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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Think Progress has the latest poll numbers on the Worst President Ever:

The latest CBS News poll puts President Bush�s job approval at 34 percent - an all-time low. Vice President Cheney is doing even worse. Only 18 percent of the public approves of the way he is doing his job.
The American public has a dismal assessment of Bush's policies across the board:
  • 30 percent approve of Bush's handling of the war in Iraq - an all-time low.

  • 27 percent approve of Bush's energy policy.

  • 32 percent approve of Bush's handling of the economy.

  • 5 percent of Americans are pleased with the way the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast is going.
Mission accomplished!

(Headline is an Oscar(TM) week tribute to Sally Field.)

Yes, I know. I've been neglecting this place. It's a long story.

Anyway, back in the swing of things with the quote of the day from a commenter at firedoglake: "Due diligence in this Administration means counting the money before the bagman leaves."


Monday, February 13, 2006

From A Rational Being:

President Bush was scheduled to worship at a small Methodist Church outside Washington, D.C. as part of Karl Rove's campaign to reverse Bush's rapidly deteriorating approval ratings.

A week before the visit, Rove called on the Methodist Bishop who was scheduled to preach on the chosen Sunday. 'As you know, Bishop,' began Rove, 'we've been getting a lot of bad publicity among Methodists because of the president's position on stem cell research and the like. We'd gladly arrange for Jack Abramoff's friends to make a contribution of $100,000 to the church if during your sermon you would say that President Bush is a saint.'

The Bishop thought about it for a few minutes, and finally said, 'This parish is in rather desperate need of funds ... I'll agree to do it.'

The following Sunday, Bush pompously showed up for the photo op, looking especially smug even while attempting to appear pious.

After making a few announcements, the Bishop began his homily: 'George W. Bush is a petty, vindictive, sanctimonious hypocrite and a nitwit. He is a liar, a cheat, and a low-intelligence weasel with the world's largest chip on his shoulder. He used every dirty election trick in the book and still lost, but his toadies in the Supreme Court appointed him. He lied about his military record in which he used special privilege to avoid combat, and then had the gall to dress up and pose on an aircraft carrier before a banner stating 'Mission Accomplished.' He invaded a sovereign country for oil and war profiteering, turning Iraq into a training ground for terrorists who would destroy our country. He continues to confuse the American people by insisting on a nonexistent connection between the horrors of 9/11 and the reason he started his war in Iraq. He routinely appoints incompetent and unqualified cronies to high-level federal government positions and as a result, hundreds and hundreds of Americans died tragically in New Orleans. He lets corporate polluters despoil God's creation and doom our planet. He uses fear-mongering to justify warrantless spying on American citizens, in clear violation of our Constitution. He is so psychotic and megalomaniacal that he believes that he was chosen by God. He is the worst example of a Methodist I have ever personally known. But compared to Dick Cheney and Karl Rove and the rest of the evil fascist bastards in this administration, George W. Bush is a saint."

(Via the J-Walk Blog)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Oy. NASA's scientists are being censored by a snot-nosed 24-year-old whose only previous experience was a stint in the 2004 Bush campaign. Atrios has the details.