Bush disapproval soars to highest level ever recorded in Gallup poll – even topping Nixon!
For almost two years, President Bush has been threatening to unseat Richard M. Nixon as the most unpopular president in the history of the Gallup poll, and it finally happened this week.
The latest USA TODAY/Gallup survey finds Bush with a 31% approval rating — and for the first time ever in the polling history, 50% say they “strongly disapprove” of a president.
The previous high (or low?) was a 48% strong disapproval rating for Nixon at the worst moments of Watergate in 1974.
The telephone survey of 1,024 adults was conducted last Friday through Sunday.
That whacky Pat Robertson threw in his endorsement of Rudy Giuliani today. Yeah, that makes sense… (huh?)
Andy Borowitz reports on “Waterboarders Protest Negative Media Stereotypes – Angry Torturers march on Washington“. (Again, its satire)..
A fine piece by Juan Cole at Salon on the relationship between Bush and Musharraf called “Bush and Musharraf’s Grand Illusion“.
Jon Stewart wins the “Wings of Justice” Award from BuzzFlash for being an “unerring B.S. detector”.
A no-nonsense, ‘practically speaking’ post on what could happen if we bomb Iran. This is a blog I happened onto this morning that I had not seen before. Check it out.
From Reuters: Dollar tumbles to all-time lows on China comments:
The dollar tumbled to record lows against the euro on Wednesday after comments by a Chinese official stoked fears the central bank of the world’s fourth largest economy would reduce its holdings of U.S. assets. There’s more..
And to accompany this, the Dow drops 360 points..
There’s an interesting article in USA Today about 15,000 of the swelling “U.S. Terror Watch List”, now with 755,000+ people on it, are trying to get their names removed. (Ridiculous..)
Here’s my rant:
I just want to end this with a question.. Why is it that there is not a HUGE public outcry right – now that it has been established that the Administration ordered the illegal wiretapping on all Americans BEFORE 9/11 (at least Feb. 27, 2001)? Has it not sunk in yet just what that means? I said BEFORE 9/11. Why is Congress silent?
They have just folded over for this rogue ‘unitary’ president (and co-president), and they appear to be now just be going through the motions of leadership. I am in a constant state of stunned disbelief with each days’ new revelations. Especially as I watch this president attempting now to muscle Congress into giving the giant telecom companies retro-immunity for breaking the laws on a MASSIVE scale on his behalf.. Bush is covering his ass and Congress is preparing to oblige him. I feel like I am wandering around walking in nightmare.
Now for the Blues (Brothers, that is..)