Friday, November 11

Wake up, old horse! C'mon, now!

Just when it seemed like a lost cause, the American public seems to be getting a clue when it comes to its assessment of the Bush administration.

Vilnius, Lithuania (photo: terrette)

"WASHINGTON - Most Americans say they aren't impressed by the ethics and honesty of the Bush administration, already under scrutiny for its justifications for an unpopular war in Iraq and its role in the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity.

Almost six in 10 — 57 percent — said they do not think the Bush administration has high ethical standards and the same portion says President Bush is not honest, an AP-Ipsos poll found. Just over four in 10 say the administration has high ethical standards and that Bush is honest. Whites, Southerners and evangelicals were most likely to believe Bush is honest." [By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer]

If it's not too early to draw a moral from this scenario, I would venture to say that, sometimes, if you beat a dead horse long enough, it shows a glimmer of zombie-like wakefulness. So, pound away, undaunted citizens who have always known the score -- let's get the old horse up on its feet once again!