Thursday, November 03, 2005

Bush Poll Numbers Plummet!

The most recent CBS News Poll has Baby Doc's appproval numbers at just 35%. Think of that -- in the entire US Presidency only Nixon had lower poll numbers. And we all know what happened to him.

A difference this time is that Baby Doc won't be able to reinvent himself and come back as a senior statesman. Not unless you like having your senior statesmen pissing their pants and wearing a drool cup around their necks. I predict a rapid downward spiral after he is forced to resign the presidency -- you can tell by just looking at him that he's already circling the drain.

I've said it before: I think he's hitting the bottle again, gone from being a dry drunk to being a wet one. It's the rational explanation for much of his bizarre behavior. It's the elephant in the living room and most people have chosen to ignore it, the way they ignored the obvious signs of impending Alzheimers in Reagan -- after all, who in their right mind would want to contemplate having the fate of the world in the hands of someone so incompetent that he can't tie his own shoelaces? We're experts at denial, and sadly, that usually spells trouble in the long run.

BTW, the poll also showed that people thought the CIA leak was more important (51%) than a similar poll showed for the whole Lewinsky scandal (41% in a 1998 poll). Thank god that Baby Doc fulfilled his campaign promises to bring "decency" back into the White House. I'm sure we ALL agree that 2035 dead Americans, leaking out their lives onto the blood-soaked sands of Iraq is far better than the knowledge that our president has been getting a couple of sneaky blow jobs in the Oval Office.

1 Comment:

One Salient Oversight said...

A lot of focus was given to GWB's alleged lack of mental capabilities before both 2000 and 2004 elections.

Despite the fact that Bush coasted through his college years, he did manage to attain an MBA - though whether that qualification was granted based upon WHAT Bush knew rather than WHO Bush knew may still be debatable.

I believe that Bush, in his early years, was quite an intelligent man. The problem was that he drank to excess. When he had his Born-again experience and gave up alcohol, the damage to his brain had already been done. As he has gotten older, the damage gets worse.

Has Dubya gone back on the bottle? It's an interesting theory and I'd like to see more evidence of it. However, I just see Bush as being the victim of his own youthful stupidity.

As Dan Quayle said What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.