Monday, October 31, 2005

W's Trick or Treat: Libby goes down, W's polls go up

For somebody, this is going to be a really bad Halloween.

W was supposed to be on the ropes. The NY Times was declaring last week to be the worst week of his presidency. The press expected W to be battered by the indictment of Karl Rove. Scooter Libby got hit instead, and the natural conclusion would be that W's popularity would take a hit as well.

But, but....

Rasmussen has the stats:
Fri 28 October: 40%
Sat 29 October: 42
Sun 30 October: 43
Mon 31 October: 45

W's approval rating goes up 5 points instead. Perhaps the public took the indictment of Libby as indication that Rove and the others were probably in the clear. In any case, having made what looks like a politically very successful appointment in Judge Alito, W starts off the new week on the comeback trail...


At Thursday, 03 November, 2005, Blogger smokinQ72 said...

In their own's not going to go away!!!!! Wake up America, salvage your rights.
"If anyone in this administration was involved in it, they would no longer be in this administration." ~ White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, Sept. 29, 2003

"If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action." ~ President Bush, Sept. 30, 2003

"If somebody committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration." ~ President Bush, July 18, 2005

"Even though I'm a tranquil guy now at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious, of traitors." ~ George H.W. Bush, At the Dedication Ceremony for the George Bush Center for Intelligence on April 26, 1999 ( )


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