Dear President Bush,
The wordsmiths have been earning their overtime pay. In response to your record low public opinion numbers, Karl calls the people “sour” while Laura calls them “unhappy”.
Karl went so far as to say “people” like you. I take it he means Americans as your popularity world wide is lower than a snake’s belly. Does he mean only some U.S. citizens as 2/3 think your leadership is taking us down the wrong track?
Does Karl get the same news as the rest of us? He says people’s personal circumstances are good, that they are just irritated about high gas prices. Did he miss the story about America’s 2005 savings rate going negative for the first time since the depression? Did he not pick up the newspaper that recently cited 41% of moderate to middle income Americans go without health insurance for at least part of a year? Either Karl's missing key news or I am just another Sad Sack!
I was surprised Mr. Rove took a “sour” approach to polls. He even managed to dis’ Betty Ford, the former First Lady in his brush off.
"I love this mania which has swept through American media today which substitutes polls for coverage of substance," he said. "There's, I'm sure, going to be a special Betty Ford addiction for those that are addicted to regular poll numbers, but you'll work your way through it," he said, referring to the former first lady's clinic for treating substance abuse. Despite low approval ratings, "I'm sanguine," Rove said. "I know our own polls."
Which definition of “sanguine” did Karl mean? Is it ruddy red faced or optimistic, as both could apply? I can see why he might be red faced over your continually deteriorating poll numbers. I guess he and Laura see those other polls that show people strongly supporting our nation’s CEO. You would think both Karl and Laura would beat the airwaves with those numbers instead of calling people names. Additionally, it is puzzling that both would blame the media for the President’s current predicament. Might they serve you and our country better by holding up a mirror?