December 26, 2006

Laura Bush and Barney abandon Bush over Iraq policy

Posted in Bush II, political satire, White House at 7:07 am by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Paula Berrer

President Bush’s final two strong supporters, First Lady Laura Bush and White House pet Barney, have broken with the President over future policy toward Iraq. “I think the President is wrong. I do not think a troop surge will quell the violence,” Barney told George Stephanopolous in ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “And, frankly, I don’t think many in this town think there is anything that would quell the violence, and that we should re-think our very reason for having a continued presence. I’ve stopped the walks with George and am wagging my tail a lot less in light of this.”

This is in the aftermath of having lost support from many evangelical voters over broken promises on his vales agenda, the loss of the support of many fiscal conservatives because of the way the White House has failed to reign in spending, and the loss of the support of large sections of the deep South in the aftermath of continued reconstruction mishaps in the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast region. However, so-called “neo-conservatives,” who favor a muscular, pro-active foreign policy, continue to publicly stand by the President. “Most people still consider the President’s mandate to be strong, said weekly standard editor Bill Kristol on FOX News Sunday. “I expect polls will show admiration for his resolute adherence to principle, and that is especially true now that his wife and his dog have abandoned him.”

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