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I had on CNN’s The Situation Room earlier today, and saw that Dear Leader’s approval ratings are down to a new record low, 36%, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

With that dismal number you’d think it might be hard to come up with anything positive for a GOP talking head to regurgitate on the air. Wolf Blitzer trotted out professionally closeted anti-gay homo Congressman David Dreier (R-CA) to spin something out of thin air. The Kool-Aid is s-t-r-o-n-g. (CNN):

BLITZER: How is President Bush handling his job as president? Only 36 percent approve of the job he’s doing, 60 percent disapprove. That’s rock bottom as far as our poll is concerned. What’s going on?

DREIER: Well, I will tell you what’s going on. Obviously, there is not a high-level support right now for the president. I think that if you look at the policies that he’s pursuing of keeping our economy growing, focusing on winning the global war on terror, he should be enjoying broader support.

I think that as we look at the third anniversary of our move against Saddam Hussein, the president made a decision, and he started today. He’s going to be focusing on the success that we’re enjoying in Iraq, the challenges that we have, and what we need to do to keep things going.

President Bush believes, as I do, and I will tell you, our Republican conference believes, and that is if you focus on good public policy, politics will follow. Obviously, we are not at a high point right now, but I’m convinced that we have a great chance to continue with good public policy and to see those numbers improve, Wolf.

…DREIER: Wolf, as you know, elections are held district by district across the country and state by state for our friends in the Senate. And I believe that if we look at the way things are going in individual districts, we’ve got challenges. I’m not in any way being dismissive of those challenges, but I believe that we have terrific members who are running for reelection. We have first-rate candidates in open seats. And our challengers across the country.

And I’m convinced that we will do very, very well. I will acknowledge, we all read those polls that you have and other polls that are out there, and we have a lot of work to do. But again, I’m convinced that we represent the mainstream views of the American people in our pursuit of limited government, a strong national defense, and making sure that we pursue personal freedom.

I actually had to get up and look at the TV (it was on in the other room) to see if Dreier might have been flop-sweating as he spewed this garbage, but he must actually believe the BS he’s shoveling.

* A must-read on a stubbornly politically closeted pol

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