Dick Cheney, the Vice President and source of all things evil in the administration has a 13% approval rating, while I saw somewhere today that President Bush is at 29%. Even the right hates Cheney: "Just 31 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of conservatives say they have a favorable opinion of Mr. Cheney." Some democracy we've got here. I wouldn't want to copy it, if I were an outsider. There needs to be some sort of more decisive way of securing a midterm correction than the status quo.
Why does this horrible and unpopular person have power? Because the President is too weak to ignore him. Why is the President so weak? One commentator at Obsidian Wings thinks its because the campaign media narrative focuses to much on personality and too little on policy competence.