Roger L. Simon

Bush: To be great is to be misunderstood... or is it?

Bush’s disapproval rating is now the highest of any President for seventy years! To be specific, that’s since Truman who was evidently at an even lower ebb in the midst of the Korean War. [Hey, wait a minute, isn’t everybody making hero of Truman these days? You know–if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen and all that. And Gary Sinise played him in the movie.-ed. It was only HBO. Oh, right, I forgot.]

So… before I was once again so rudely interrupted… I was saying about Bush’s horrendous approval rating… well, wait I don’t have that much to say about it because, well, it’s a completely old story and hasn’t changed much for what seems like years. These days I suspect it’s more the economy than Iraq that is causing him trouble. My question is – does the President even have much to do with the economy? My guess is far less than meets the eye.