Saturday, October 07, 2006

Oh, how the mighty have fallen

By Michael J.W. Stickings

At Newsweek today, Marcus Mabry examines recent poll numbers, one of which shows Bush at "a new all-time low for the Newsweek poll" (33 percent approval rating), and wonders how low Republicans can go.

Recent developments have been bad for the GOP: "[A]n aide to Karl Rove resigned over the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling and corruption scandal"; "Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner declared that the United States had 90 days to quell the violence in Iraq, or risk losing the war"; and, of course, "[t]he drip-drip-drip of scandal surrounding the former Congressman from Florida, which became a deluge this week, now threatens to sink Republican hopes of keeping control of Congress".

All good for the Democrats -- although, to be fair, rampant corruption in D.C., the quagmire in Iraq, and sexual predation in the halls of Congress aren't good at all.

For more, see Billmon (at Whiskey Bar), who picks apart the Rovian effort to spin Foleygate against the Democrats; Joe Gandelman (at The Moderate Voice); Pamela Leavey (at The Democratic Daily), BooMan (at Booman Tribune); DemFromCT (at The Next Hurrah); The Heretik (at Shakespeare's Sister); and Neil the Ethical Werewolf (at Ezra Klein).

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