Politics Still Kicking
posted by February 27 at 10:33 AMon
All that talk about Bush being radioactive for the GOP during the last election was fun and all, but Dubya still has some life in him:
Returning to campaign mode, President Bush on Monday began his fundraising drive to help Republicans regain the power they lost less than four months ago.
“My political agenda is this: more Republican governors, take back control of the House and the Senate and make sure we keep the White House in 2008,” Bush told cheering donors at a private reception for the Republican Governors Association.
The annual event raised a record $10.4 million for GOP gubernatorial candidates.
How is the worst president in American history—the architect of a war 60% of Americans say was a mistake, who has an approval rating consistently in the cellar—able to raise so much? A clue might be found in a USA Today poll released yesterday:
The Feb. 9-11 poll puts Bush’s job approval at 37%, but among people who identify themselves as Republican or leaning Republican, his approval rating is 76%.
76%. Wow. Talk about delusional.