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He’s Ugly And Stupid And Nobody Likes Him — For Now

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I guess the GOP is catching up to the rest of the world:

Mr. Bush, though, has made himself increasingly scarce as Election Day approaches. His campaign season effectively ended on Oct. 21 — two weeks before the election — when he attended his last political fund-raiser, a $1 million event for the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. (His wife, Laura, is still on the stump; on Thursday she headlined a get-out-the-vote rally in Mississippi.)

With Mr. Bush’s job approval ratings at historic lows, political analysts have long said Republican candidates simply do not want to be seen with him. But now, with the election just days away, it seems that Republican candidates do not want Mr. Bush to be seen, period.

I imagine his rehabilitation will not be long in coming.  The minute Barack Obama takes a position on — well, anything — we’ll be treated to "at least George Bush didn’t," and the next thing you know, it’ll be the halcyon days of Ronald Reagan all over again.

I was chatting with someone last night who made the observation that the neocons are like a party who never have to run for election and are never out of power, due to their cozy relationship with the military industrial complex.  

They might be hiding him in the attic for the moment, but he’ll be back.

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He’s Ugly And Stupid And Nobody Likes Him — For Now

graphic by twolf

I guess the GOP is catching up to the rest of the world:

Mr. Bush, though, has made himself increasingly scarce as Election Day approaches. His campaign season effectively ended on Oct. 21 — two weeks before the election — when he attended his last political fund-raiser, a $1 million event for the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. (His wife, Laura, is still on the stump; on Thursday she headlined a get-out-the-vote rally in Mississippi.)

With Mr. Bush’s job approval ratings at historic lows, political analysts have long said Republican candidates simply do not want to be seen with him. But now, with the election just days away, it seems that Republican candidates do not want Mr. Bush to be seen, period.

I imagine his rehabilitation will not be long in coming.  The minute Barack Obama takes a position on — well, anything — we’ll be treated to "at least George Bush didn’t," and the next thing you know, it’ll be the halcyon days of Ronald Reagan all over again.

I was chatting with someone last night who made the observation that the neocons are like a party who never have to run for election and are never out of power, due to their cozy relationship with the military industrial complex.  

They might be hiding him in the attic for the moment, but he’ll be back.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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