Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bush's Job Approval Hits New Low

Americans continue to awaken from the fear-induced coma successfully perpetuated for four years by Team Bush and weigh in once again with a Bush approval rating dropping faster than the GOP’s respect for Veterans.

A CBS News poll taken October 30 through November 1, 2005 shows Bush’s approval rating continuing to fall and bottoming out this month at 35 percent.

The American public is also not buying the Bush administration’s pledges of innocence in the outing of Valerie Plame, with 62 percent of Americans believing that someone in the White House did leak the name of the covert CIA agent to the media. In a somewhat encouraging sign, 51 percent say the CIA leak is of “great importance” to the nation – which is a bit more than the moronic 41 percent who thought Bill Clinton’s sex life was of great importance to the future of our country in January of 1998.

Half the country says we should have stayed out of Iraq entirely, 64 percent say the result of the Iraq war isn’t worth the costs and 68 percent of the nation thinks the country is going in the wrong direction.

"The progress is there and the momentum is there and we're going to deliver for the American people," said Senator Bill Frist (R-TN). "I see signs of obstruction around here all the time, too much for me, but we're just going to try to stay above it."

Two points here: I’m not sure which universe the whining Senate Majority Leader is operating in but, the last time I looked at Washington, D.C., his party controlled the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government – so who has the power to obstruct? In addition, I suggest CBS News do a poll of the 30,000 workers about to be laid off from General Motors to see how they feel about the “progress” that Frist is seeing in America.