“I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me.”
George Bush on Staying the Course, from "State Of Denial" by Bob Woodward.
...And the boat is sinking from view:
"...two-thirds said the war was going somewhat or very badly, while only 3 percent said it was going very well. Two thirds said they disapprove of how Mr. Bush is handling Iraq."Slap a happy face on your sinking ship...but don't be surprised that voters are now seeing it for what it is:
"Mr. Bush’s job approval has slipped to 34 percent, one of the lowest levels of his presidency..."
"Seventy-nine percent of respondents said House Republican leaders were more concerned about their political standing than about the safety of teenage Congressional pages."