CNN has a poll that indicates Bush has an approval rating of 28%, lower than any President before him.
This makes me feel a little bit better about the American people. Why only a little bit?
Because there were still enough people to elect him to a second term!
Saying "Whoops, we fucked up, guess you guys were right and we *should* have elected Kerry" doesn't make me feel that much better about my country. Especially when there are plenty of indications that we've learned nothing, and McCain (representing many of the same political interests that make the Bush Administration a blight on the country) has a shot at getting elected in November.
Huh. Maybe it doesn't make me feel a little bit better after all. Maybe it instead makes me feel like a lot of people abrogate responsibility rather easily.
"Man, that Bush is the worst President we've ever had."
"But didn't you vote for him? Twice?"
"Well, yeah, but gas prices weren't over $3 in 2004. And I thought we were *this* close to winning that war in Iraq and getting rid of all the terrorists."
(sound of baseball bit hitting face)