What A Coinkidink!
(CBS) The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.The Old Man is at 18%.
Doesn't matter, though: They could get down to 5 and it wouldn't matter.
The base - those pesky "one percenters" - is doin' just fine.
Drudge (not gonna link to 'im - he's been rewarded handsomely for his service to "the man") has been promoting the new book by (right-wing hack) Bill Sammon.
The book is called "Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media."
Sammon is the WH correspondent for the Washington Times. (Wink, wink.)
Basically, the book is another conservstive love-note to GW.
According to Drudge, though...
For the first time, the president says he was helped by Bin Laden, who put out a videotaped diatribe against Bush the Friday before the 2004 election.What a coinkidink, huh?
Bush said there were “enormous amounts of discussion” inside his campaign about the 15-minute tape, which he called “an interesting entry by our enemy” into the presidential race.
“What does it mean? Is it going to help? Is it going to hurt?” he said in an exclusive interview for the new book STRATEGERY.
“Anything that drops in at the end of a campaign that is not already decided creates all kinds of anxieties, because you’re not sure of the effect.
“I thought it was going to help,” he decided.
“I thought it would help remind people that if bin Laden doesn’t want Bush to be the president, something must be right with Bush.”
Can one of you Google-monkeys map out a timeline of all the Osama tapes and Bush-related events?
That would be cool.
(Ken) Mehlman agreed, citing polls that show Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats on matters of national security.Yeah.
“It reminded people of the stakes,” he said in an interview for STRATEGERY. “It reinforced an issue on which Bush had a big lead over Kerry.”
Even the mainstream media fretted about the tape’s potential to help Bush.
Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite told CNN that White House strategist Karl Rove “probably set up bin Laden to this thing.”
The last Osama-tape debuted back in January, right before the "State of the Union."
During those crazy-days when reporters were trying to figure out if Our Kid knew Jack Abramoff. (Wink, wink.)
What can you do?