Newsflash: Bush "incompetent"

Katrina, Dubai, "I can see [Putin's] soul," Iraq, "Mission Accomplished," the Plame leak, warrantless wiretapping of US citizens, unprecedented national debt, "Heckuva job, Brownie." Given Bush's blunders, it's surprising to me that 33% of Americans still approve of the guy. But I doubt he'll maintain even those numbers. A new Pew survey reports:
Bush's personal image also has weakened noticeably, which is reflected in people's one-word descriptions of the president. Honesty had been the single trait most closely associated with Bush, but in the current survey "incompetent" is the descriptor used most frequently.
But incompetence won't stop Bush: he's still gung-ho on pre-emptive (that is, unprovoked) war, and the odds that the US will mount an air strike against Iran before the end of June is 4-to-1, according to tradesports.com.

1 comment:

Jim R said...

That figure is incorrect. The odds as of this writing are actually:

June 06: 10.1%
Dec 06: 26.5%
Mar 07: 33.2%

It should also be known when talking about this market that the volume is extremely low. Most people are just betting a few bucks on the off-chance it happens.