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Bush on the ropes « Previous | |Next »
October 30, 2005

In contrast Australia, where John Howard is still travelling well, President Bush is ensnarred in a political crisis and he is looking weak and on the defensive as becomes ever more mired in the swamp of scandal and investigations.

Nichk Anderson

Rupert Murdock's Weekly Standard is trying to spin the host of domestic political crises into good news. William Kristol says:

This does not mean, of course, that the Bush White House and its supporters should heave a sigh of relief and relax. It does mean that the administration and its allies have a chance now to go on the offensive: to make the tax cuts permanent, to look for occasions to insist on spending restraint, to make progress in restoring constitutional jurisprudence, and above all to make strides toward winning the war in Iraq, and the broader war on terror.

No doubt this kind of conservative spin will be recycled through The Australian in the next few days from the partisan GOP hacks who fancy themselves as "the keepers of the conservative flame" who are eager for another big battle in the culture war directed by Karl Rove.

Have the Republicans mentally moved on from Bush and started to think about Congress elections in 2006 and Presidential elections in 2008?

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 6:54 PM | | Comments (0)