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Still Here

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

I just wrote my first new post in over a week. In case you were worried, I’m still here. Our resident coyote and his family didn’t get me. I didn’t sign up for Canada’s ELITE emigration plan. (No need.) I’ve just been focusing on other projects. I do hope to write a post soon about Larry James, one of my track heroes, who died last Thursday. But today’s not the day. We will be going out to dinner soon for Gail’s birthday. And I have to put the store-bought icing on the box cake I just baked. Come back soon.

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President Bush’s Ratings

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

The latest CNN poll shows that President Bush’s approval rating is at a historic low:

President Bush is the most unpopular president since approval ratings were first sought more than six decades ago. Seventy-six percent of those questioned in the poll disapprove of how he is handling his job.

That’s an all-time high in CNN polling and in Gallup polling dating back to World War II.

“No other president’s disapproval rating has gone higher than 70 percent. Bush has managed to do that three times so far this year,” [CNN polling director Keating] Holland said. “That means that Bush is now more unpopular than Richard Nixon was when he resigned from office during Watergate with a 66 percent disapproval rating.”

Before Bush, the record holder for presidential disapproval was Harry Truman, with a 67 percent disapproval rating in January of 1952, his last full year in office.

When I read this earlier today, I realized that I am only dimly aware that Bush is still doing anything. Well, yes, he did welcome Obama to the White House today. But is he doing anything substantive? I don’t recall past lame-duck presidents being so lame. If he were taken away through extraordinary rendition (I will not comment on the possible appropriateness of this), I wouldn’t even know it.

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