Sunday, July 09, 2006

Laura Bush 'hearts' good polls

I love this story. Laura Bush Complains "Good Polls" Never Show Up on the Front Page.
NEW YORK: Intrerviewed with her husband on "Larry King Live" on Thursday night, Laura Bush once again charged that "good polls" for the president never end up on the front page. She also said that she did not trust the polls at all, because polls that reveal the president's low approval rating "are not what we we when we travel around the country."
Well Laura, I hate to tell you this but when you hand pick your audiences and don't let any actual regular citizens in, you don't exactly get a true picture of public sentiment.

Bush said he doesn't make decisions according to polls and denied that he has a vendetta going against the NYT. But, "[h]e said it bothered him greatly that 'people go to newspapers with state secrets' which reveal the government's 'game plan' to the enemy." I guess he means us because the American people are the only ones in the dark about these programs. The terrorists already know, it's their job to keep track of these things. But this was the real bombshell.
Asked if the U.S. was ready to shoot down one of the rockets launched by North Korea on July, Bush said, to the surprise, no doubt, of many, "Yes, we have a missile defense system to protect our country."
I guess he missed the news story on how our missle defense system is only about 50% accurate. I'd bet North Korea is better informed. And in other highlights:
--Bush said he felt "great" to be 60.

--He defended the decision to invade Iraq and vowed to stay there until victory was won. This could be a long fight but he said, "I want to remind our citizens that I went with the Japanese prime minister to Graceland -- and we were at war with Japan 60 years ago."

--Asked why the U.S. faced so many problems in the world, Bush said, "The reasons there are problems is because we confronted them."
Yes, this is our president speaking -- one assumes off the cuff. I think he got the meaning of confronted and created mixed up there. How embarrassing. But maybe he can just invite all the rest of the world leaders for a private tour of Graceland, or Disneyland or something and just solve the whole world crisis thing. And I bet Osama would back right off if he got a tour of Dollywood out of the deal.

Maybe he could teach the world to sing in perfect harmony too....
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2 Comments:

Blogger Kvatch said...

Well Laura, I hate to tell you this but when you hand pick your audiences and don't let any actual regular citizens in, you don't exactly get a true picture of public sentiment.

Moreover, when Bush's approval rating jumps a point or two, it makes headlines all over the MSM. I mean...hey...when the polls have done nothing but drop for 3 years, a increase is a BIG DEAL! :-)

3:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Good point kvatch. It seems that little bump he got from Zarqawi got some ink. Like it's the media's fault that it only lasted a day?

4:47:00 PM  

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