Broder finally repudiates Bush ‘comeback’ column.
Swiped from Think Progress, they are the shit.
Last February, Washington Post columnist David Broder wrote a column arguing that President Bush was “poised for a political comeback.” Over the past year, he repeatedly defended his claim, but in an online chat today, Broder finally repudiated his column, saying “that was certainly one of my less astute observations“:
Long Island, N.Y.: Mr. Broder, thanks for taking time today for this chat. About a year ago you wrote a column where you stated: “It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback. But don’t be astonished if that is the case.” I think it’s safe to say that this comeback has yet to materialize. In your opinion, what has transpired over the last 12-plus months where Bush has failed to capitalize on any opportunity to garner any significant increase in support outside his high-20 percent core backers?He has been less flexible in the past year than I expected after the 2006 election, and I think he continues to pay a price for his rigidity. On the S-CHIP program, for one example.
David S. Broder: That was certainly one of my less astute observations.
"One of my less astute observations" uh, yeah. Can I submit that for the understatement of the year?
Unapologetic war mongering asswipe has some serious proof in front of him, last I saw, Bush had a JAR of 19%, the current record for the lowest approval rating in modern history.
One more bit of Schadenfreude as BushCo and the Neocons and Right Wing freaks
slowly disintegrate before our eyes.
Even the never ending supply of 28%ers has dried up.
I am seriously enjoying watching it happen too.
You know when Broder has to admit that his Glorious Leader's numbers are in the toilet, someone is getting ready to flush.