Slate’s William Saletan posted a great piece the other day on the profound unseriousness of Bush’s public response to, well, everything. But in particular these days, to the expanding insurgency in Iraq: Catastrophic success – The worse Iraq gets, the more we must be winning.
Polls say that more than half the voters in this country (well, barely) currently intend to vote for Bush. Some of them can read, and a few (okay; a very few) read lies.com. So my question to them — both of them — is this: How do you respond to this? How do you justify voting for a president who is so profoundly dishonest, so willing to cloak abject failure in the trappings of success?