Friday, May 07, 2004
I'm pleased that Rumsfeld is being called on the carpet, but I wonder if we're going to see an uptick in Bush's poll numbers as a result. As we learned last month, hearings and accusations seem to solidify Bush's support, apparently by making people feel he's being unfairly attacked. In the minds of his supporters and people inclined to like him, I guess it all looks like the Passion of the Bush -- sadists and evildoers engaging in a horrible, endless scourging of a mournful-eyed embodiment of Good. That's no reason not to go after Bush or Rumsfeld, or to continue talking about Abu Ghraib (or the rest of the ongoing screw-up in Iraq), but let's not be surprised if doing so shores Bush up politically.
Posted by Steve M. at 9:59 AM