In the latest Gallup “Retrospective Job Approval Ratings,” Clinton at 51% finished third to last, safely above Lyndon Johnson (39%) and Richard Nixon (34%), but also well below Jimmy Carter and Jerry Ford (60% each). Even more hurtful, George Bush Sr. came in at 69%, and Ronald Reagan at 73%, which rates up there with George Washington. Most hurtful: JFK scored 83%. Despite his best efforts, Clinton remains no John Kennedy.
“A lot of us are sure that President Clinton will rise in the people’s affection over time,” says the aide. “He just needs to settle down. Challenging the results of one poll with another isn’t the way to go. It just gives his enemies more ammunition.”p> LEACH UNLEASHED br> What has happened to Rep. Jim Leach ? Eight years ago, the Iowa Republican and House Banking Committee fixture was the key force in opening investigations into Whitewater and the death of White House counsel Vincent Foster . Though a moderate, he became a hero to conservatives. But how to explain his latest project — solving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict — and his solution, which would have President George W. Bush send former Presidents George H.W. Bush ,
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online