Wednesday, July 25, 2007

We weren't invited, but we are here to stay

By Creature

Today, Peter Baker of the Washington Post reports on new poll numbers that put George W. Bush on the verge of officially being the worst president ever.

President Bush is a competitive guy. But this is one contest he would rather lose. With 18 months left in office, he is in the running for most unpopular president in the history of modern polling.

The only person GWB is running against for this title is, not surprisingly, Richard M. Nixon.

The article goes on to examine why the president's numbers have been so sucky for so long. And, guess what? For good, for bad, for ugly, they blame it on us:

"A lot of the commentary that comes out of the Internet world is very harsh," said Frank J. Donatelli, White House political director for Ronald Reagan. "That has a tendency to reinforce people's opinions and harden people's opinions."

The Internets have disrupted their beltway commentary masturbatory party. I say, good on us and go team!

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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