Thursday, May 10, 2007

Virginia: Not for (Presidential) Lovers Anymore

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:23 AM Permalink

I was reading a very interesting NYTs article, you know, the "All the News Republicans Tell us to Print" paper which had formerly been a great newspaper but now consumed, as most newspapers have been, by the Propaganda Arm of the bush/cheney maladministration, about how our Fearful Leader held court with several scared spitless Republican Minions who are promising to do the right thing and abandon bush on the Iraq Debacle, not because they want to but because they have to abandon bush like the cowards they are in order to have any chance of reelection (look's like they got the message, finally, from last November's bloodbath).

They really don't have any other principled course to take, as the GOP, Republican Party, the Conservative Party, Compassionate Conservatives, Reagan Conservatives, or whatever other name they might make up, has so destroyed their own credibility on so many issues, especially Iraq, that their constituents are waking up, changing their party affiliation, and preparing to once again hand Democratic Leaders another crushing success next November.

But it really is fun finding out bush polling numbers, showing 28% support for the president, are falling even more precipitously within individual states, and this sentence really caught my eye:
Representative Tom Davis told Mr. Bush that the president’s approval rating was at 5 percent in one section of his northern Virginia district.
You see, I'm from that age group of Americans that remembers when motorcycle riders were considered to be outlaws belonging to the bottom "1%" of American society, hence the old derogatory term of calling someone a "one percenter."

So it tickles my sense of irony now that the President of the United States, its current occupant anyway, not only cannot make Time's List of the Most Influential People in the World, he, bush is now a 5%er, only 4% points more popular than the legendary motorcycle gangs of old.

Next thing ya know bush may be wearing a worn, leather jacket, Hell's Angel patch on back, jeans with leather chaps, motorcycle ridin' boots with spurs, and a skull-hugging "beanie" helmet so popular with bad boy riders while delivering his next speech on Iraq.

Who knows, it might even give him a little more confidence, pretending to be someone he's not. Uh…wait… he HAS been pretending to be something he's not already: a Wartime President.

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