Solidly Behind the President?

Posted by Mike Merritt in Politics on

I was just reading this article on Wisconsin democrat Russ Feingold’s proposal to censure the President, and a certain phrase from our favorite Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Now, I’m not sure if this is being taking out of context, but here goes:

“The American people are solidly behind this president in conducting the war on terror.”

My response? Which America are you speaking of, Mr. Frist? Last time I checked, an increasing number of Americans do not support Bush’s handling of the war on terror. According to this BBC article, his approval rating is currently hovering at 41%, meaning that something is clearly wrong. Or, have you not noticed the people in your own party who are trying to distance themselves from Bush at hopes of actually re-winning their seats in November.

In these situations, I often wonder if the person speaks before they think…

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