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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:08 PM
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Poll: Cheney Less Popular Than OJ
Edited on Mon Mar-06-06 10:19 PM by paineinthearse
http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=060000...

Poll: Cheney Less Popular Than OJ

MARCH 07, 2006 03:35
by Seung-Ryun Kim (srkim@donga.com )

How low is 18 percent? This was a headline in the Washington Post on March 5. The 18 percent is the support rate of vice president Dick Cheney from a public opinion survey conducted by CBS.

The Washington Post included the support rates of notoriously famous people to prove how low 18% is.

Michael Jackson, who was alleged of sexually harassing an underage boy, and American football player O.J. Simpson, who caused a huge clamor for being suspected of murdering his wife in 1994, each maintained 25 percent and 29 percent favorable impression rates, respectively.

The paper pointed out that even vice president Spiro Agnew during the Nixon presidency who resigned due to tax evasion allegations still maintained a 45 percent support rate right until he resigned in 1973.

The only person less popular than Vice President Cheney is Paris Hilton, the female actress. Hilton, who is the heiress of the global hotel chain Hilton Group, and who has a blonde party girl image, only got a 15 percent approval rating.

more.....




edit: added photos (now I need to get back to some of the more "interesting" Paris Hilton shots.....
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zreosumgame Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:09 PM
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1. Dear God!
how bloody stupid that 18% has to be!
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:11 PM
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2. I'd Like To Throw That 18% Togehter W/ Paris Hilton's 15%
On a desert island. How's that for a reality series?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 05:59 AM
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26. Hilton at 15%
Imagine that

Gives the word skank new meaning
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wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 08:48 AM
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29. The difference is that
we're all getting f***ed by Cheney.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 08:34 PM
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50. *thwwppt*

You owe me a new keyboard! :spray:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 01:52 PM
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34. THIS is why I do not worry about thoughts of a bush IMPEACHMENT.
Many here worry that - "YIKES! That leaves us with the dickster!" Well, yeah. It does. And that's FINE with me.

It's only for a little while.
It'll actually be fun, if you understand the individual in question here: cheney is in his element, and at his best and most nefariously effective when he's operating in one of those undisclosed locations, secure bunkers, in the shadows, behind the scenes, under a rock, where NOBODY can see him or notice what he's up to. That's exactly where he likes it, because he feels that he should have to answer to NOBODY. He's still stuck in private-sector-CEO-land, mentality-wise, and hasn't made the switchover to the reality of being a PUBLIC SERVANT WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE AT EVERY MOMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA who pay his salary and are affected by everything he does (that's SUPPOSEDLY on their behalf). He doesn't believe in that. And so far he's been able to play puppeteer, the man behind the curtain to whom we're not supposed to pay any attention.

Imagine him foisted out, abruptly and rudely, into the spotlight. Like so many cockroaches that are ever so much more comfortable operating out of view. Imagine him in the hot seat, center stage, where his business IS, finally, EVERYBODY'S, and all those questions and challenges and increasingly annoying pests like David Gregory are all focusing squarely on him. He won't get another good night's sleep, EVER, as long as that condition continues. He'll hate it. He'll be out of his comfort zone. He won't be able to operate easily or well in the manner to which he's become so accustomed, and which he feels is his divinely-anointed privilege. And his discomfort will be evident ACROSS THE BOARD. Oh, he'll SAY it's no different, and all that blather about doing the people's business and the rest of it. He'll SAY ANYTHING. And not a BIT of it will be true, or the least bit honest.

Look, I don't really enjoy the prospect of seeing such a vicious, crooked, conniving, vindictive, scheming, evil individual ascending to the presidency. But I like the idea of leaving bush in place, unchallenged, EVEN LESS. The lesson has to be taught. The punishment has to be meted out. The example has to be made. NOBODY is above the law. Not Nixon, not bush, not cheney. People not liking bush? True. They are not liking bush. But they flat-out HATE cheney. Even when bush had coattails, they didn't do much for VICE (as Maureen Dowd would call him). And there sure aren't any now!

So I say "bring 'em on." We DO need to IMPEACH and REMOVE bush from office. Or AT LEAST IMPEACH and let that sit on his record like a big boil on his ass that won't heal - for ever and ever and ever. And let cheney be dragged kicking and screaming into the spotlight. FINE.

Besides, let's remember Watergate. The resignation of Nixon (just ahead of his being impeached) left SUCH a PROFOUNDLY BAD TASTE in America's mouths that Republican ANYTHING went down like a vat of cod liver oil. If conditions in this country continue as they are, with bush losing popularity all over the map, and polls continuing to show that Democrats are gaining ground, and entities like Zogby are now routinely asking if you're ASHAMED to have bush as president, we WILL get the House back, and there will be IMPEACHMENT in the air a LOT more frequently and a lot more mainstream. The groundwork is already being laid for it now. And the kinds of conditions around the country that will get us to that point will also make it sheer HELL for cheney. Even if somebody more SEEMINGLY "harmless" is appointed to fill in, THAT person won't have much of a honeymoon, either. Even if it's contradicta. The same knuckle-draggers that think God is an angry, punishing, abusive father will not be able to find it in their hearts to vote a black person into high office when she tries to run for a term of her own. And everything will be SO soured on all things republi-CON that we should have some VERY nice success stories to come.

I remember Watergate. I remember Republicans running for office, or for reelection, who were almost apologizing for being Republicans. VERY few were holding their heads up proudly anyway. They were all shuffling around, all over the country, with their tails between their legs. I remember that. It was a SWEET, SWEET time. Practically all you had to say was that you were a Democrat and you were voted in, just on the strength of that, alone. The anti-Dem/liberal machinery is more ferocious now, but I suspect it, too, will be tarnished and won't speak with such a loud or fearsome voice by then, either. bush DOES have "coattails," in this case. He'll take a LOT of people down with him.

"pResident cheney" doesn't scare me. Allowing bush to complete his second four-year term is what DOES scare me. PLENTY. There's just too much still there that he can fuck up between now and January '09. I seriously don't think our country, OR OUR PLANET, can afford that.
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 06:47 PM
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47. Great!
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:15 PM
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6. Welcome to DU!
;-)
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:18 PM
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8. I can't understand how bush still remains at 38 plus or minus..why
isn't he right there with Cheney..after all he makes all the decisions and bush follows..
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:22 PM
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10. Hey, welcome to DU zerosumgame ... enjoy yourself.
Edited on Mon Mar-06-06 10:22 PM by mom cat
:hi:
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:12 PM
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3. Actually---OJ only killed 2 people--Dick killed thousands...
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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 01:03 PM
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31. It's never been proven that OJ killed anyone
It has been proven that Cheney directed the murder of hundreds of thousands. I'm shocked Cheney's approval number isn't in the single digits.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 02:57 AM
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52. Well...there is that pesky little civil case...
lest we forget.
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bluecrush Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:14 PM
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4. Just a heartbeat away.
Does it get any worse than this??
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:15 PM
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5. Paris Hilton less popular...GO USA! USA! USA! WA-HOOO!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:16 PM
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7. K&R for bWAHHHaaaaHAHHHHH! n/t
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:20 PM
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9. Headline: "Dick Cheney on top of Paris Hilton -- Wife approves"
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:23 PM
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11. bttft
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Changenow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:31 PM
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12. OJ has killed fewer people
perhaps that's why.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 01:43 PM
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33. Cheney has killed thousands of Children
He is a WAR CRIMINAL
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 10:37 PM
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13. K & R
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:18 PM
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14. And Cheney will now find the "real quail hunter"
And then move to another state where he can't be forced into compensating Whittington.
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Jamison Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:33 PM
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15. Awesome lol
Maybe his approval rating could eventually drop below Stalin's...whatever that would be.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:43 PM
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16. Ewww!
The mere thought of that rich-little-girl-turned-slut has me vomiting, but not so much as Cheney <ullpp!>
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 12:36 AM
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17. What a terrific email gift for freepers!
My headline:
MJ, OJ more popular than Dick Cheney

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 12:43 AM
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18. OJ and Cheney can go golfing together
Something tells me nobody would ask them if they could play through.

"You're out of bounds, OJ."
"No you're out of bounds, Cheney!"

This whole freaking world is out of bounds.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 01:39 AM
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19. 18%?
That's unbelievable. It must be unprecedented. I can't think of any politician who's had numbers like that and survived.

Old Dead-Eye knows it, too. Last month as he made a "surprise" visit to Iraq, he said, "I'm not Jessica Simpson". THE understatement of the year.

Time to go, Old Creep. You'll never bring your numbers up.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 01:50 AM
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20. That's why Cheney didn't say, "I'm not Paris Hilton" -- She got only 15%
Edited on Tue Mar-07-06 02:12 AM by Bozita
Cheney takes Paris.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:48 AM
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21. And Bush want to push the Paris Hilton Shouldn't have to pay Taxes tax cut
Edited on Tue Mar-07-06 03:50 AM by wakeme2008
:grr:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:57 AM
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22. Hmmmm and cheney's secrecy is on the same level as Pris Hilton?

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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 04:08 AM
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23. Well Cheney is a whore, murderer and molester combined.
It makes sense. I don't hate Paris Hilton more than I hate Cheney, not even close, she's really inconsequential to life.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 04:55 AM
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24. So, if Dick Cheney and Paris Hilton made a sex tape together...
...33% of Americans would want to watch it?

:evilgrin:

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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 05:33 AM
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25. Hmmm
Never use the words "Cheney" and "sex tape" in the same sentence EVER AGAIN!

:spank:
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 07:29 AM
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27. What a rogue's gallery! (nt)
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 08:10 AM
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28. More hated than a child molester and a murder, but barely edging out a
whore.


Retire asshat.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:51 PM
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38. Hey, he came in ahead of mosquitos and bedbugs!
Not by much, of course, but you take your victories where you can get them.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 12:23 PM
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30. noon
:kick:
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 01:06 PM
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32. Did OJ really wear rubber gloves when he tried on the murder gloves?
Edited on Tue Mar-07-06 01:07 PM by MadisonProgressive
No wonder they didn't fit! :rofl:
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:27 PM
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35. why all the hatred for Paris?
Even sure that she's a Puke and not a Dem?
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:31 PM
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36. yeah, how can you 'hate' paris hilton
i feel more sorry for her than anything, i mean, other than the insane amount of money she has
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 04:01 PM
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40. She seems like she's a girl just having fun
I don't really know what the problem is with that.

david
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 04:06 PM
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41. Jealousy
The boys can't have her, and the girls are never gonna be that thin.

Also, she's bloody rich. However, as far as how bad of a HUMAN she is, at least compared to Cheney she is human. So she got a bad rap. It's not her fault she was born rich. Meanwhile, Dick has to rape and pillage the earth in search of fortunes that stun even those from his home planet.

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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:38 PM
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37. Cheney is more popular with quail however,
as he protects them by shooting other quail hunters.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 03:57 PM
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39. LOL! well, dickhead you KNOW you've hit bottom now
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 04:27 PM
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42. So maybe they can put together a Condi/OJ ticket? nt
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 04:37 PM
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43. Cheney's been about as successful at finding WMD's as OJ has been
Edited on Tue Mar-07-06 04:37 PM by Strawman
in finding the "real killers."
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 05:22 PM
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44. I don't understand the paris hilton hatred
I really don't. How could people hate her more than Cheney.

She's harmless.

Meanwhile the child molster, wife murderer, and mass murderer crook get higher ratings.

America sometimes you suck.

I'd rather have 1000 paris' walking around, over any of these men, any day.

And yes I know she's annoying, but shes not a friggen child molester or murderer.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 06:47 PM
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46. Yeah really
Paris hasn't hurt anyone. Paris should rank over Deadeye Dick, he's totally EVIL. :evilfrown:
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land of the free Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 05:37 PM
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45. this is the funniest thing I've read all week
Go Dick! Keep playing your cards right, and your approval rating may sink down to Hitler's level!
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 07:05 PM
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48. Hitler is at 21%
;-)
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oblivious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 07:59 PM
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49. What's going on. Gallop shows Cheney at 40% approval.
CNN made a big deal of this last night, pointing out that Cheney is even more popular than Bush for the first time!!!!!

March 07, 2006
Cheney's Ratings Show Little Change Following Hunting Accident
Forty percent of Americans currently approve of Cheney
http://poll.gallup.com/content/?ci=21790
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-07-06 09:48 PM
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51. Gallop is on meth....see the CBS poll....
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/262021_carlson08....

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

How low can Bush numbers go?

MARGARET CARLSON
SYNDICATED COLUMNIST

The latest CBS News poll has support for the president and his vice president dropping to 34 percent and 18 percent, respectively. If you add them together and divide by 2, you get a joint approval rating of 26 percent, 2 points above Richard Nixon's pre-resignation level.

How did George W. Bush drop so low? There are many moving parts: Gas prices are high, pensions are fading and the working class is struggling.

There are events that make it look like the fix is in for those in power: Halliburton caught but not punished for gouging the military, a drug bill benefiting drug companies, a Bush crony who is governor of Mississippi getting Katrina reconstruction money while New Orleans gets stiffed.

And there is, of course, the war.

more....
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