President Struggles to Regain His Pre-Hurricane Swagger

The Washington Post reports that Bush is struggling to regain his pre-hurricane swagger:

A president who roamed across the national and world stages with an unshakable self-assurance that comforted Republicans and confounded critics since 2001 suddenly finds himself struggling to reclaim his swagger. Bush's standing with the public -- and within the Republican Party -- has been battered by a failed Social Security campaign, violence in Iraq, and most recently Hurricane Katrina. His approval ratings, 42 percent in the most recent Washington Post-ABC poll, have never been lower.

A president who normally thrives on tough talk and self-assurance finds himself at what aides privately describe as a low point in office, one that is changing the psychic and political aura of the White House, as well as its distinctive political approach.

Don Surber comments that Bush does seem off his game. Boredom? The war? Karl Rove's kidney stones? Or as the National Enquirer reported, booze?
Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again, The National Enquirer can reveal.

Bush, who said he quit drinking the morning after his 40th birthday, has started boozing amid the Katrina catastrophe.

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1 comment:

Jay said...

I wonder if he'll become a cokehead again.