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Friday, May 05, 2006

Some People Just aren't All that Smart

(Keywords: politics, media, polls show that 34% of americans are chumps )

In an Editor & Publisher article titled, Al Neuharth Bashes Bush, Says His Supporters are 'In Denial', the founder of USA Today pretty much does just that. I'd argue that they may be in denial, but most of them are probably in mental hospitals, too.

"How low can Bush's approval rating go? My hunch is it's at or near the bottom," [Neuharth] suggests. "That 34% represents mostly unshakeable far-right wingers. Like Bush, Vice President Cheney and company, they are in denial. As were the 24% in the polls who still approved of President Richard Nixon before he resigned in disgrace."

He ends the interview with a quote I always thought described diehard Bush supporters to a tee, "President Abraham Lincoln was right when he said: 'You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.'" Bush supporters are from the 'some of the people all of the time' category. What's sad is that about one third of americans are that gullible.