Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bush Not Completely Trustworthy

A state of dispersed attention seems to offer certain advantages. It may be compared to a sport like hang gliding. In distraction we are suspended, we hover, we reserve our opinions.
Saul Bellow (1915 -- 2005), novelist

Hello Mr and Mrs America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea, what the hell has taken you so long!

Finally, one thing we can be thankful to Karl Rove about, according to Associated Press, Americans have growing doubts about President Bush's honesty and his effectiveness. The new poll by the Pew Research Center, shows people are uneasy with the war in Iraq, uncertain about the economy and nervous about the terrorist threat.

The story states that 49 percent of those polled, said they believe the president is trustworthy, while almost as many, 46 percent said he is not. Bush was at 62 percent on this measure in a September 2003 Pew poll and at 56 percent in a Gallup poll in April. One of Bush's strong suits throughout his presidency has been the perception by a majority of people that he is honest.

The slide in trust in Bush comes at a time the White House is answering questions about top aide Karl Rove's involvement in the public leak of the identity of a CIA operative.

So what does Bush do? Time to name a Supreme Court Justice nominee to cool the heat in the White House press room.


Rags said...

I wish the Democrats in Congress could say, "Mr. pResident, you made a promise to fire anyone involved in the leak. You don't get anything from us until you live up to that promise. Fire Rove or no Supreme Court confirmation!"

The Misanthrope said...

Wouldn't that be nice. They should also add that Miller gets out of jail.

andrea said...

i do not pity a man as rich as the president. i do not pity the dishonest. i do not pity driven idealogues.
don't blame i voted/volunteered for the other guy.

Nigela said...

I was in my car listening to NPR and I heard the correspondent say "at the press briefing, Scott McLellan was hammered" (hammered with questions by reporters...)

I completely agree with Rags... And don't you think Roberts should lose the plugs before the hearing?