Thursday, November 6, 2008
He's not running for anything, his approval ratings rest in the low 20s, and the Republican nominee just got his ass kicked (a brutal referendum on the last eight years)-- but still, George W. Bush just can't let go of the fear-mongering.
You know, Mr. Soon-To-Not-Be-President, while there's historical precedent for your concern, rather than trying to gin up our concerns in one last passive-aggressive swipe at a progressive future, why not spend your time, you know-- protecting us?
Kudos, too, to the Times for reviving the since-debunked story about the "W" keys being removed from White House computers by outgoing Clinton staffers. Even after Iraq and Katrina and the failed economy, it's deeply hard for the paper to get off the Republican tire swing.
In happier news, Orange County, California was close to going for Obama Tuesday-- his 47.4% of the vote is the highest for a Democrat since 1976. Somewhere, Sandy Cohen is smiling.