Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Optimistic or Delusional?

In a recent interview with ABC News, Junior asserted that he still has political capital.
VARGAS: I am going to ask about a poll, just the most recent poll that's out today that does have your approval rating at an all-time low for your administration. You don't care about that, but you have talked a lot about political capital, the importance of it, the value of it, your intention to use it. Do you think you have political capital right now?

BUSH: I've got ample capital and I'm using it to spread freedom and to protect the American people, plus we've got a strong agenda to keep this economy growing.
Now, of course he isn't going to come out and say what is the current reality-- that his administration is in a world of hurt and even Republicans are beginning to realize that there is no grand plan to solve the current mess. But you do have to wonder if he really believes this and if he is in such a bunker that no one is able to tell him that he is in real danger of having no political capital left.

Indeed if you read the whole interview, you wonder if the President is keeping in touch with reality out there. You would think at some point that this guy would acknowledge that there are problems. I guess in the bunker everything is rosy.