Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beating Katrina

Despite the media cavalcade of "Katrina: 5 Years Later," President Bush's response to the hurricane is viewed more favorably than President Obama's response the Gulf oil leak. Via American Thinker, Public Policy Polling stated the following in the results of a recent poll:

Louisianans’ severe disapproval of Obama overall, 35-61, mirrors their disdain for his efforts in the cleanup, 32-61. George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina, by contrast, is viewed barely negatively, 44-47; the response in June, 34-58, was more in line with Obama’s, 32-62. A full 54% now think Bush did a better job dealing with crisis than Obama, who gets the vote of only 33%. Considering the shift in the electorate, that is little if any change from the 50-35 divide in June. 24% of Democrats still prefer Bush’s response; the small set of independents go for him, 47-30, after favoring Obama, 41-37, two months ago.

In his exclusive "live" 2-minute interview tonight with Brian Williams, President Obama referred to himself at least 7 times, according to my semi-accurate count. He also told Mr. Williams, while reassuring people that he is a Christian, that "I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered to my forehead." When the President speaks in this fashion, off-prompter and off-point, he comes across as a douche.

I counted at least 29 self-references in the President's 20 minute speech this afternoon at Xavier University.

Perhaps his polling numbers would be better were he not such a narcissist.

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