Tuesday, March 13, 2007



Cheney's been on the rampage again, trying to get the media's focus away from the 4 guilty verdicts against his former chief of staff, Irving Libby (AKA- "Scooter), away from Gonzales' criminal stewardship of the Justice Department, away from the nightmare of what the Regime has put our wounded servicemen through, and away from whatever the next shoe he already knows is about to drop. So he went to the Likud Party headquarters (AKA- AIPAC) and made the same speech-- the only speech-- he makes.

While Cheney was whipping up the AIPAC wingnuts and Neocons into a frenzy, a new poll came out showing that only 29% of Americans think things are going well in Iraq. That's much higher than the percentage of Americans who think things are going well with their vice president (but more on that below).
The poll also suggests that 54 percent of Americans say the Bush administration was deliberately misleading about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction before the U.S.-led invasion.

Nearly six in 10 of those polled want to see U.S. troops leave Iraq either immediately or within a year, and more would rather have Congress running U.S. policy in the conflict than President Bush.

As much as people dislike and distrust Bush and would like Congress to run things instead of him, I'm going to make a guess than 90% of Americans, regardless of political party, would prefer Bush over Cheney. I've never heard of the kinds of polling numbers Cheney gets, always gets. You'd think with the results he gets he might even think of changing that one speech he's always growling.

Just a few days over a year ago we reported that Cheney is less respected and less admired than every other well-known person in America... short of Paris Hilton. I don't know if Paris Hilton's ratings have gone up or gone down, but Cheney's have stayed exactly the same. He has still has a dismal favorability rating of 18% among Americans.

No doubt Fox and the rest of the GOP Echo Chamber that dominates the mainstream media will figure out a way to present that as a plus. There was a laughable kerfuffle yesterday when some Republican hack on MSNBC reported that a majority of Americans favor Bush granting Libby a pardon. That flew in the face of CNN's poll that clearly shows that 69% of American oppose Bush giving Libby a pardon. Don't ask me how Andrea Mitchell somehow interprets the 18% of Americans who want Libby to be pardoned as "most people."

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At 3:04 PM, Blogger JACQRAT said...

Heh. "Some Republican hack on MSNBC." Should read: "One of....on MSNBC."

FWIW, I heard from CHS at FDL Andrea may be making a correction. I am not making this up!

At 7:21 PM, Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

Some Republican hack? You mean Andrea "Ayn Rand got to my husband first" Mitchell?


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