Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Things I Don't Like About Bush: 

He's not interested in gaining control of our border with Mexico.

He defaulted to the Democratic governor of Louisiana and Democratic Mayor of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, and allowed FEMA to make his administration look totally incompetent.

He's doing a lousy job of selling the War on Terror, especially the Iraq front.

He doesn't appear to be doing anything about Iran's nuclear buildup.

He let his political opponents outspin him in the Valerie Plame kerfuffle.

He doesn't use the bully pulpit of the Presidency to counter the half-truths and outright falsehoods that the lamestream media put out.

He has let the Republican-controlled Congress spend like drunken sailors without using his veto.

He signed the McCain-Feingold bill into law (Prohibition as applied to politics – with similar results).

His nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court was politically tone-deaf and needlessly alienated a large class of his supporters, especially following the home run of the Roberts nomination.

He's allowed the momentum that accrued to him after the September 11 attacks to slip away and at times seems like he's not making any attempt to control events.

All that said, I remain absolutely convinced that the United States is better off with him in the White House than if Kerry (or any of the other Democratic candidates in 2004, with the possible exception of Lieberman) had won that election.

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