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Hey, you know what, you're right! The emperor IS naked!

It’s getting harder and harder for the Bush maladministration to fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. It’s nice to see the public opinion swing around to what us progressives have known for five years: this administration is so filled with crooks and liars that it’s giving Richard Nixon a hard-on in his grave.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Only one in 10 Americans said they believe Bush administration officials did nothing illegal or unethical in connection with the leaking of a CIA operative’s identity, according to a national poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent said some administration officials acted illegally in the matter, in which the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative, was revealed.

The same percentage of respondents in the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll said administration officials acted unethically, but did nothing illegal.

The poll was split nearly evenly on what respondents thought of Bush officials’ ethical standards — 51 percent saying they were excellent or good and 48 percent saying they were not good or poor.

The figures represent a marked shift from a 2002 survey in which nearly three-quarters said the standards were excellent or good and only 23 percent said they were fair or poor.

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