Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I was going to work on this a little bit more, but as usual the antics of the Bush Administration added layers of absurdity that I couldn't completely address in just one image.
So dear readers it's up to you to determine whether the vampire bat represents the Constitution, the Republican rebellion, terrorists etc.
It's also your choice as to whether the vacuum-cleaner powered chair Bush seems to be controlling represents alternative energy sources, the Supreme Court, or a thermos of Jack Daniels essential to hunting trips.
One thing I do know: whatever the hell is going on, it's just plain wrong---like this illustration. So in a way it all makes sense; to someone, somewhere, somehow.
The good news for Bush, according to CBS News’s latest poll is that Bush ("the fun, cute one") has almost double the approval rating of Cheney ("the grumpy, scary one") so I guess Bush may have dodged a bullet there (ahem).
But in the hunt for popular approval it seems he’s still being peppered by birdshot from several directions, and most of the shooters seem to be more sober than usual.
As of now, Bush’s Overall Job Approval Rating is still an impressive 34%.
As the self proclaimed "master of low expectations", he’s doing a "heck of a job."
And speaking of a heck of a job, let’s not forget CBS itself who decided not to highlight in their reporting some other salient results of the full survey, such as:
43% approve of his handling of the "War On Terror"
62% say things are going badly in Iraq
63% say Iraq isn’t worth the cost
53% say removing Hussein wasn’t worth it
54% say it wasn’t "the right thing to do"
But wait, there’s more!
70% disapprove of the Dubai Ports deal!
But let’s not mention that, shall we? Why shoot a guy in the face when he’s down? Presidentin’ is "hard work" after all.
Of course none of this matters to Bush anyway because today’s news is already yesterday’s news, and he’s moving on.
For Bush the present is already the past, the "now" is "then" and when history is written we’ll all be dead.
Polls don’t matter; what matters is the future and to see it you have to squint real hard, just like he does.
He’s Captain Future, Man of Tommorooooowwwwww!