Monday, May 15, 2006

Stages of denial

First lady Laura Bush said polls showing her husband's approval rating at record lows (31 percent) reflect the difficulties the United States is facing rather than any lack of confidence in the president.

Um … Laura … When a poll is taken on how well your husband is doing his job, can you guess what the results reflect?

While reporting on this polling that places President Bush's approval ratings at this all-time low, NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O'Donnell and MSNBC correspondent David Shuster both falsely suggested that President Clinton's job approval ratings sank during the Monica Lewinsky controversy and his subsequent impeachment. On the April 12 broadcast of NBC's Today, O'Donnell and Shuster claimed "President Clinton hit 41 percent during the Lewinski scandal.

By your standards Laura, would that reflect that people in this country were at that time concerned about the difficulties of getting into Monica Lewinski’s pants?

In fact, Clinton's Gallup job approval ratings actually hit the high for his presidency during the Lewinsky matter, reaching 73 percent at the time of his December 19, 1998, impeachment by the House of Representatives (in a poll taken December 19-20, 1998) and reaching another relative peak of 70 percent in a February 9, 1999, poll, taken during Clinton's trial in the Senate.

Your husband is an idiot Laura, and a dangerous one at that. This is true regardless of what the definition of the word “is” is.

"People know that George is doing what he thinks is right for the United States," Laura Bush said. "I travel around the country. I see people. I see their response to my husband."

In late August 2004 I stood on a police barricade and I gave “the bird” to the Presidential motorcade as it drove down Lexington Avenue. It was on its way to MSG and the Republican National Convention. I expected to see your husband in the SUV, but it was you and Jenna in the car. As you both stared out the bullet proof window, you and I locked eyes. I saw your trademark smile turn to a frown.

At least 69% of this country now feels that way about your husband and his policies. Time to wake up and smell the coffee.


Blogger anne altman said...

laura, your husband thinks you used to work in a liberry.

8:34 PM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

ah laura, so deluded. married to a moron, mother of two morons. apple must not fall far from the tree, as my father would have said

10:03 PM  
Blogger sj said...

you have to give her credit for stnading up for her husband - no matter what the polls say.

and i guess love is blind and deaf.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

but isn't it strange that a poll showed 88% (i think) approval rating of laura? people don't judge people based on their spouses?

11:47 AM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

well, as the wife of an alcoholic and drug addict-using or not-she is well versed in the ways of denial and sticking up for a husband who screws up, whether or not she has ever stepped foot in a meeting she has a chair waiting for her in alanon with her name on it.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she totally needs a blue peel. like now.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

What is a ...

Do I want to know what a blue peel is?

3:55 AM  
Blogger Shadowspun said...

It's a facial peel.

I'm not sure if I feel sorry for Laura Bush or think she should abandon the rat, er, sinking ship.

Although, the very fact that she's managed to be married to and live with the man as long as she has leads me to believe in the total denial theory, too.

4:50 PM  

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