Even the Ministry of Truth is alarmed. National Review's. John Podhoretz writes:
The Corner on National Review Online : PAGING KARL ROVE--EMERGENCY! [John Podhoretz] Rasmussen has a new poll up in which -- hold on now -- Democrats in Congress are outpolling President Bush on national security. By a margin of 43 to 41 percent, Americans say they trust Congressional Democrats more than Bush when it comes to protecting our national security. And by a margin of 64-17 percent, they oppose the sale of the ports to Dubai.... Congressional Republicans have no choice but to be extremely aggressive and nasty toward the president and the White House, because they will be properly terrified of looking like Bush's lapdogs on a hugely unpopular matter that goes to the heart of the Republican party's political advantage in the United States. If the White House doesn't handle this well in the next three days, the political consequences could be catastrophic.
Hey, John! Instead of worrying how the Bush administration can *appear* to be a competent guardian of America's national security, how about worrying about how we can get a government that *IS* a competent guardian of America's national security?
I know, I know. That strikes you as a whacky--a weird--a bizarre idea of what we should be worrying about. But it's just a thought.