Most of you have probably seen the new poll from ABC and the Washington Post showing Bush’s approval rating sitting at 38 percent by now. I slept in a little, so I’m late to the party. Here’s a bit of the summary.

Bush’s overall job approval has remained below 50 percent for nearly a year while the proportion of the public critical of the president consistently has topped 50 percent. And perhaps more ominously for the president, 47 percent say they “strongly” disapproved of Bush’s handling of the presidency — more than double the percentage who strongly approved (20 percent) and the second straight month that the proportion of Americans intensely critical of the president was larger than his overall job approval rating.

That’s all well and good, but I really do wonder about the 20 percent of Americans who strongly approve Bush’s of handling of the presidency. Are these the dead-enders Rumsfeld used to tell us about, and what the hell are they thinking? The room starts to spin just thinking about it. Since this is a blog, a medium born in the fires of bad teenager poetry, I’ll indulge my inner teenaged dweeb and quote some U2 lyrics to mark my confusion.

I’m not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who’s happy to go blind

It’s a lovely tune really. You should teach it to all of your freinds and colleagues who still support the the worst president ever.

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