Monday, June 28, 2004

Vice President Albatross
This is from Joe Klein's column in the current Time Magazine:
There is also some rustling among the brass about General Tommy Franks' memoir, to be published in August. Bob Woodward reported that Franks once called Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith, who was charged with postwar planning, "the [Cheney expletive] stupidest guy on the face of the earth," and some defense experts are wondering if Franks, who has a reputation for candor, will elaborate on that.

Another embarrassing book is good, but look at the Cheney joke. ItÂ?s not a good sign when the mainstream press is that open in their contempt for you. Cheney is fast becoming a big fat liability. Rumsfeld is looking more like a thug with every torture memo. Powell has looked gelded for some time. Internalsquabblingg and interdepartmental fights are becoming open. The whole gang is looking sordid, ineffective, and silly (not to mention Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy). None of this will change the minds of the true believers or the true haters, but this will erode the coveted swing voters.

Has anyone seen any recent polling numbers on members of the administration other than Bush?

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