You may remember that George Bush Junior promised to be "a uniter, not a divider" during the 2000 election campaign. So how did it turn out? A new poll shows that the United States is divided on the question:
On the eve of President Bush's inauguration, a poll shows the nation is split over whether he has united or divided the nation [...] Forty-nine percent of 1,007 adult Americans said in phone interviews they believe Bush is a "uniter," according to the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday. Another 49 percent called him a "divider," and 2 percent had no opinion.
The results nearly match those of a poll taken in October 2004, which showed 48 percent considered Bush a "uniter" and 48 percent called him a "divider," with 4 percent having no opinion.
Listen, it doesn't matter if you think Dubya is the greatest thing since sliced ham. If the country is diametrically opposed on the question of whether he's a uniter or a divider, then that very question has been decisively answered! You may still go on thinking that Dubya is a great president (while I'll continue to regard him as a spectacular failure), but Dubya being a "uniter" is demonstrably false.
So you can't call him that. It's against the rules. Get it?
Monday, January 24, 2005
Posted by Koala Mentala at 9:49 pm