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Can Bush get his mojo back?  The spectacular implosion of BushCo and the GOP over the past several weeks has been so incredible that I'm almost afraid to believe that the national (even international) nightmare of Bush's immoral presidency is truly over.  

This is the best sign yet. An AP-Ipsos poll says that most Americans say Bush is dishonest.  Once people think you have been dishonest with them, is it ever possible to make them believe you have true integrity?  I don't think so.  This gives me hope that enough Americans have finally seen the truth and won't allow themselves to be hoodwinked again.

From the article:

Almost six in 10 -- 57 percent -- said they do not think the Bush administration has high ethical standards and the same portion says     President Bush is not honest, an AP-Ipsos poll found. Just over four in 10 say the administration has high ethical standards and that Bush is honest. Whites, Southerners and evangelicals were most likely to believe Bush is honest.

Bush, who promised in the 2000 campaign to uphold "honor and integrity" in the White House, last week ordered White House workers, from presidential advisers to low-ranking aides, to attend ethics classes.

The president gets credit from a majority for being strong and decisive, but he's also seen by an overwhelming number of people as "stubborn," a perception reinforced by his refusal to yield on issues like the Iraq war, tax cuts and support for staffers under intense pressure.

More than eight in 10, 82 percent, described Bush as "stubborn," with almost that many Republicans agreeing to that description. That stubborn streak has served Bush well at times, but now he is being encouraged to shake up his staff and change the direction of White House policies.


That loss of trust complicates Bush's efforts to rebuild his standing with the public. His job approval rating remains at his all-time low in the AP-Ipsos poll of 37 percent.

"Honesty is a huge issue because even people who disagreed with his policies respected his integrity," said Bruce Buchanan, a political scientist from the University of Texas.

But wait, there's more!  I have to be honest and admit that I'm gloating over the thought that this stubborn, dishonorable, lying piece of shit is suffering, that the little twit is crying over the polls he claims not to care about.  And he thought he was so special.

Originally posted to Montague on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 03:44 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  If Bush needs some mojo, (none)
    he's free to post in C&J.

    (Those folks give away 4s like beads at Mardi Bras.)

    Freedom does not march. I saw an invasion. I see an occupation. I don't see a war. "Constant war is not a family value." Cindy Sheehan 8/22/05

    by ex republican on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 05:17:09 AM PST

  •  time to ship (none)
    a case of maker's mark to the WH to help chimpy get through his little crisis.
  •  Apparently he wants to refute the Democrats' (none)
    attacks on his honesty.  Believe it or not, this year the Democrats are being perceived as the antiwar party and people are gravitiating to their arguments.  The criticims voiced by AAR, the Kos, Arianna Huffington, John Conyers and the DSM, and various members of Congress including Feingold, Reid, Kerry and now Edwards represent a collective echo chamber criticizing the war and Bush's honesty.  People now see the value in those arguments and of looking back to see how we got into this mess in the first place.  

    So far, this has been a good year for the Democrats.  Hillary Clinton remains our last stumbling block.  If we can marginalize her or force her to change her views on the Iraq war, then we will be poised to take power in 2006 and 2008.  Most importantly, we can end the war, bring the troops home and stop the suffering of the innocent.

    Our next tasks will be to force the MSM to tell us the truth about this war and stop presenting sanitized coverage.  The American people need to know about the use of chemical explosives like phosphorous (Willy Pete).  They need to know about the extent of prisoner abuse.  They need to know about the actual carnage on the battlefield. We must end this war.  

    •  It's hard to believe (none)
      that at last, after YEARS of people believing BushCo, they are FINALLY wising up.  I have to keep pinching myself and hoping I don't wake up to find it's just a dream.

      I was pleased to see Edwards finally admit his mistake.  You're right - the echo chamber is starting to have an effect.  If Hillary remains stubborn, she may wind up destroying her own chances - which would suit me fine.  

      Why Bush had any mojo to begin with continues to confound me.  But I do think he can't pull himself out this time.  He may want to refute the attacks, but people at last are less gullible.  There's hope that we can stop some of the suffering caused by Bush's war, his tax cuts, his domestic policy all around....

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