Sunday, September 18, 2005

Keep digging, fools

Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans now say that President Bush has done a good or excellent job responding to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. That's down from 39% before his speech from New Orleans.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 41% give the President poor marks for handling the crisis, that's up 37% before the speech.

Fifty percent (50%) of Americans favor the main proposal from that speech--a federal commitment of $200 billion to help rebuild New Orleans. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are opposed and 23% are not sure.

The spending plan has not been well received by conservative voters--just 43% favor the huge federal commitment partisan while 37% are opposed. This is especially striking given how supportive the President's base has remained throughout his Administration.

Conservatives are gagging on the cost. The rest of us are sure the money is just another blank check to Bush's cronies. Does anybody believe any of this is going to translate into real changes for the victims? On the ground, no. Among the punditocracy? Of course.

I watched a bit of Tweety's Sunday show today for the first time, and was dumbstruck at the spinning/shilling for our free-spending fool of a president. Will they continue to try to prop up his sorry ass even as the public continues to vote the other way?


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