Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bush Administration Imploding

As evidence, Ron Fournier, of the AP, cites the latest scandal about the FBI's illegal domestic spying, the forced resignation of Rumsfeld, after the election, the Libby conviction, and the Walter Reed hospital outrage.
The latest events are more heavy baggage for a president who's already close to his limit. Re-elected by a comfortable margin in 2004, Bush watched his job approval rating plummet in 2005 with the rise of violence in Iraq and the government's weak response and follow-up to Hurricane Katrina.

With a rating of just 35 percent, Bush's standing is the weakest of any second-term president at this point in 56 years.

``Gonzales' problems here feed into and build on all of the competence issues that have been dogging the administration since Katrina,'' said Charles Franklin, political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
And the Democrats continue to underestimate the public's anger. They can push this a lot farther than they think. Hint: investigate. Everything. Aggressively. And quickly!

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