Monday, February 28, 2005

The Note

    The horrific car bomb explosion outside of Baghdad — killing more than 100 and sure to dominate cable and network news all day — shows just how politically strong President Bush is right now.

    We only reluctantly draw political lessons from human tragedy, but today's news is yet another reminder that on a range of issues — national security, foreign affairs, budgeting, dealing with the nation's gathered governors — the President has the whip hand.

    Events and positions that would have brought hailstorms down on past presidents (say: Bill Clinton) don't seem to be seen as "political" problems for this administration right now.
Yes, aside from being the least popular re-elected President in history with a bloody war in Iraq and an unpopular push on Social Security the President is doing fine.

Hey The Note: It's not a political problem because you don't think it is. It really has nothing to do with the President being "politically strong."

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