Thursday, July 14, 2005

You Really Mean What You Say, Mr. Bush?

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has been released and, aside from yet another decline in the President's approval rating, we see that the percentage of Americans who believe Bush is "honest and straightforward" is at 41 percent – down from 50 percent only six months ago.


Well, Mr. Bush, the Yellow Dog is going to break from one of his central tenets, reach across the aisle and give you some advice on how to bring that number back up.

Fire Karl Rove.

This would allow you to silence us liberals by showing that you're telling the truth when you so often declare “I say what I mean and I mean what I say.”

After all, on June 10, 2004, you promised to fire anyone in your administration found to have been a leaker in the Valerie Plame case.

For months, you guys have been saying that Karl Rove was “not involved” in the leak of the covert CIA operative's name to the media. Sadly, you now have to admit to the world that Rove was a little more than “involved.” In fact, he was actually the primary source for the leak --
that is clearly a national security breach -- to a handful of journalists.

Come on, Mr. Bush. Keep your word and fire this traitor.

The number of people who believe you are "honest and straightforward" should skyrocket by the next poll – unless, that is, the majority of Americans still believe you've lied about a ton of other things.

Sorry, can't help you with that.