Tuesday, May 16, 2006

But He's Got A Great Personality

You know, having our own, shall we say, complicated relationship with reality, we can understand why the current crew from the clown car parked in front of the White House would want to...er...look on the bright side of things. Even if that bright side is in a galaxy far, far away.

Presidential adviser Karl Rove blamed the war in Iraq for dragging down president Bush's job approval ratings in public opinion polls. "People like this president," Rove said. "I mean, sure he's a murdering liar with the brains of SpongeBob Square Pants on psychotropic drugs and the social conscience of a Piranha. But if it wasn't for that he'd be the guy you'd want living next door."

Rove said that Bush's likeability ratings are far higher than his approval ratings. "There is a disconnect because for some reason the American people seem to think he should be, like competent, or something, but if we ask them how he would be as a village idiot, well, they like that. A lot."

On the economy, Rove credited the president's tax cuts, for a recovery that has gone on since late 2001. "The reality is, the tax cuts have helped make the U.S. economy the strongest in the world. Well, if you don't count that China actually owns the country now," Rove said.

"Corporate confidence is relatively high. In fact, it is much higher than the average of the last 40 years," said Rove, "I mean people are working two and three low wage no benefit jobs just to get by. Jobs in the manufacturing sector are disappearing faster than beer at a young Republicans meeting and what jobs are left are being shipped overseas. Is this a great time to be a corporate mogul or not?"

When asked how he could expect people to vote for Republicans when they were being indicted by the busload, the war started by Bush was dragging on with no end in sight and the national debt was threatening to wipe out the futures of generations of our children and grandchildren, Rove winked and said "9/11 baby. 9/11."

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