Sunday, May 14, 2006

When Your Head is in the Sand, No One is Complaining

It seems like Laura Bush doubts all the recent polls that show her husband's approval/disapproval numbers approaching Nixonian levels.

Laura claims, "I travel around the country. I see people, I see their responses to my husband. I see their response to me. As I travel around the United States, I see a lot of appreciation for him. A lot of people come up to me and say, 'Stay the course'."

Now we see how the tail wags the dog.

It's funny how someone who is utterly shielded from anything resembling dissent might (mis)underestimate the amount of frustration in this country.

As with her husband's handling of pre-war intelligence regarding Iraq — during which time the White House systematically disregarded any evidence that contrasted with its we-must-invade worldview — Mrs. Bush seems to think that denial is the ideal response when faced with information or a situation that you dislike.

Sadly, America's problems during what remains of this administration will likely be far too grave for denial to grant us any measure of consolation.

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