The President of the United States is in trouble.
His approval ratings are tanking. A White House official has been indicted and at least one other is under investigation. The world is learning more about the Bush administration and it's war on terror and it's looking like Michael Moore was on target with his film Farenheit 911. Bush's recent international trip reaped little more than protests and empty pockets.
His reaction to his critics was highly predictable. He focused attention on the war in Iraq and criticized his critics for "rewriting" history. REWRITING HISTORY!
He knows better. The people are only revealing the truth and it's putting him in an embarrassing light. Instead of slinging cliches he should be considering what his low approval rating mean and what he ought to be doing to improve those numbers.
A mere 28%, according to a NBC-WSJ poll, believe President bush is headed in the right direction. Only 39% give him a positive overall job rating as compared to 54% who disapprove. 57% believe that President Bush intentionally mislead the world to justify the war in Iraq and two-thirds disapprove of Bush's performance as a wartime President. These are just statistics. They can vary depending on how questions are framed. But they do convey a clear message. The people disapprove!
What the President needs to concern himself with is rewriting the future. JFK once said "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." Mr. President, what can you do?
Copyright 2005 by Mark Leon Winegar