Monday, July 18, 2005

Bush Credibility Slipping Away

I highly recommend the article "Bush loses some luster on credibility" in today's Christian Science Monitor. I think it does an excellent job of laying out the reasons for recent slides in public approval of the Bush Administration, and offers some factors to watch in gauging any recovery.

[Update: This new ABC News poll only buttresses my earlier comments: apparently only 25% of those polled now believe that the White House is "fully cooperating in the federal investigation of the leak of a CIA operative's identity." That's down from 47% in September 2003. The poll found that just over 10% of Democrats, 25% of independents and 47% of Republicans (less than half in the president's own party!) believe the White House is cooperating fully, and that more than 70% of Democrats, independents and Republicans believe that Rove should be fired if he is found to have leaked classified information.

It's time for some real damage control from this White House - and more tossing brickbats from behind a stone wall is not going to work. We need something concrete, and soon. -- 5:21 p.m.]


At 7:35 PM, Blogger Heiuan said...

It may start to slip even further after his great example of "Clintonian Parsing" re: firing someone for 'criminal' indictment instead of 'unethical' leaking.

At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some are calling it Nadagate. Others are asking, "Where the beef?" But most outside the Beltway and blogosphere don't give a shit.

At 8:09 AM, Blogger JBD said...

Anon - your comments are welcome, but please omit the profanity next time. Thanks.

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Roddio said...

The perception of his credibility may finally be slipping in the polls, but GWB's never had any to begin with, except as a poster boy for assisted living.
He's not a conservative, he's not a leader, and he may not even really ever have been elected to his current position. At best he's bumbling and inarticulate, at worst he's destructive and divisive. This guy is a joke as President, and the joke's on us.


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