The contest between the President of the United States and the U.S. Congress to see which can plunge lower in the esteem of the American people is a depressing spectacle, yet morbidly fascinating:
President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress registered record-low approval
ratings in a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday, and a new monthly index
measuring the mood of Americans dipped slightly on deepening worries about the
Only 29 percent of Americans gave Bush a positive grade for his job
performance, below his worst Zogby poll mark of 30 percent in March. A paltry 11
percent rated Congress positively, beating the previous low of 14 percent in
And yet, watch: Democrats will point to Zogby’s results as proof that they should have the White House, and Republicans will cite the figures as proof that Congress should be turned back over to them. Neither will own up to being aware of the beams in their own respective eyes.
As I said, depressing.