We've been told time and again that we need to get behind the president. From Shrub's perspective, there's certainly a need for such exhortations now--since Americans of virtually every stripe are abandoning the nation's captain just as the ship begins to sink. Poll after poll shows that Americans clearly disapprove of the Iraq War, think it was a mistake, and are aware that we've been deceived. Shrub's approval ratings currently stand at 36% compared with Nixon's 39% support AT THE HEIGHT OF WATERGATE! Or to take another example, Bill Clinton's approval rate when he left office (after he besmirched the sacred office of the presidency) was 66% and it stood at 72% on the day of his impeachment (Dec. 19, 1998)! In other words, Bill Clinton’s popularity on the day of his impeachment was twice as high as Shrub’s popularity! And this, in spite of Republican control of every branch of government. The stunning numbers shows that Fox and other mathematically-challenged corporate news stations have definitely been as left behind as the president.
I suppose the surest sign of Shrub's demise is that even rightwing politicos and bloggers have begun to hedge their statements: "While I don't approve of the president, I do support . . . " It's okay. We don't blame you for abandoning the sinking ship. But it would have been nice if you hadn't dragged the rest us out to sea for two-terms of this idiot.