Fellow Democrats, there's something to be on the lookout for in the coming months: an attempt to rehabilitate George W. Bush's image. Historically, such a thing has been done before. Back in the late 80s, when Ronald Reagan was President, his approvals were mired in the 40% range. There was a concerted effort to romantacize his presidency, and it most definitely worked. Ronald Reagan is now just a smidge short of a deity--at least to Republicans.
FOX "News" is advertising a program that is just one step in this plan. Here's the placard for that program:
Source: Andrew Sullivan The Daily Dish
There is an effort afoot to head off such a campaign. And they're hugely bankrolled. It is essential for history's sake that Bush doesn't somehow obtain a patina of gravitas or anything resembling competance. It's just not right. Karl Rove spent his time in the White House creating a false reality. Sorry, I want real reality!
Anti-Bush Campaign Planned
A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to ensure that President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.
Americans United for Change plans to undertake a yearlong campaign, spending the bulk of the money on advertising, to keep public attention on what the group says are the Bush administration's failures, including the war in Iraq, the response to Hurricane Katrina and the current mortgage crisis. . .
Read more at: Associated Press