Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Americans are dumb.

Well, OK, maybe only 37% of them. From this article in today's Mope and Wail describing Commander McChimpy's vacuous TV address last night, we have the following gem:

Fifty-eight per cent of respondents to a Gallup Poll done for CNN and USA Today said they disapprove of Mr. Bush's handling of the war, while 40 per cent said they approve. The same poll reported that 37 per cent of Americans say Mr. Bush has a clear plan for the war.

Translation: 37 per cent of Americans are idiots, since even George's colleagues can't agree on whether the insurgency is in its "last throes" or whether it's going to continue for another 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 years.

"Clear plan"? What clear plan? I think it would have been amusing if the Gallup pollster had a followup question for those folks: "And what would that clear plan be"? I think that would have made for some potentially entertaining journalism:

"37 per cent of Americans insisted that President BunnyPants had a 'clear plan' for the war although, when pressed, not a single one of them could explain what that plan was, thus demonstrating their indescribable stupidity."

And, yes, I think I'd make a terrific pollster:

President George Bush is:

a) evil
b) stupid
c) one of the above
d) all of the above

Yeah, I could do this.

1 comment:

Ahistoricality said...

I love poll slippage. Apparently 3% of the public approve of Bush's handling of the war even though they're sure he doesn't have a plan... and that's assuming perfect overlap; the number could be larger!