Monday, October 09, 2006

Biff, Bam, Boom

Running out of room. "The poll presents what is by any measure a difficult political environment for the White House and Republican Congressional leaders." NYTimes (10.09.06):
"Mr. Bush clearly faces constraints as he seeks to address the public concerns about Iraq that have shrouded this midterm election: 83 percent of respondents thought that Mr. Bush was either hiding something or mostly lying when he discussed how the war in Iraq was going." Foley Scandal Is Hurting G.O.P.’s Image, Poll Finds
"Fifty-seven percent of respondents said Mr. Bush was personally aware of pre-9/11 intelligence reports that warned of possible domestic terrorist attacks using airplanes." Versus 41% in May of 2002. If that weren't enough, "(s)eventy-nine percent of respondents said House Republican leaders were more concerned about their political standing than about the safety of teenage Congressional pages." "And in a month in which Republicans have sought to discredit Democratic challengers as advocates of big spending and high taxes, 52 percent of respondents said Democrats would make the right decisions on how to spend taxpayers’ money; 29 percent said Republicans would." Karl? Are you still there?


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