Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Big Talk

Once upon a time. AP (01.20.06):
"Embattled White House adviser Karl Rove vowed Friday to make the war on terrorism a central campaign issue in November...." Rove: War on terror central in election
On second thought. Greg Sargent (08.08.06), via Josh Marshall (italics in original):
"Deep in the guts of that big Washington Post poll today is a startling number that didn't make it into the Post's accompanying article. It reads: Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism?" Poll: Democrats Now Preferred On Terrorism
"The answer: Democrats 46%, Republicans 38%." "That's right: this poll's respondents preferred Dems not just on Iraq, but on the broader war on terror." Yikes!! Oh well. Karl still has the economy as an issue to fall back on, eh? Then again, maybe not. More from the poll:
Washington Post/ABC News Poll (08.07.06) ApproveDisapprove
George Bush 40 58
Iraq 36 62
Terrorism 47 50
Economy 39 59
Israel/Hezbollah 43 50
Maybe Karl's been spending too much time "'sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside.'" Ought to get out a little more.


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