Here's something that doesn't fit into the Officially Approved Narrative: If you scroll down to the Newsweek poll here, you'll see that in a survey taken last Thursday and Friday -- after (as we've been told endlessly) Bush achieved godhood -- the percentage of voters who said they'd vote to reelect Bush dropped 4% against Al Gore, and dropped 3% against Satan herself, Hillary Clinton. In response to the question "In general, would you like to see George W. Bush reelected to another term as president, or not?" a "whopping" 49% of voters say yes, 42% say no.
Mandate? My ass.
(Cross-posted with Media Whores Online.)