From today’s Chron.com:
“Most Americans cannot bring themselves to admit that they ever voted for George W. Bush, according to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
“The poll found that just 38 percent of voters are willing to acknowledge that they voted for the Texan in either 2000 or 2004.
“With numbers like that, Bush would have suffered landslide defeats to Democrats Al Gore and John Kerry.
In the real voting, Bush narrowly trailed Gore and topped Kerry by 2 1/2 percentage points.
“But in the NBC/WSJ survey, only 33 percent of voters say they chose Bush twice. Five percent say the voted for him only in 2000. Another 5 percent picked the Republican incumbent in 2004 alone.
“Fifty-two percent of voters insist they NEVER cast a ballot for Bush. Another 3 percent said they were too young to vote or stayed home in 2000 and 2004.
The strangest result: 2 percent were "not sure" whether they voted for Bush.”
Commentary is surprised that many folks admitted to voting for W.
It looks like the Obama Transition folks are still reading Commentary. Another Latino will be named to the Cabinet today. The Lone Star State will also finally have representation in the Cabinet – whew!
W punked his own GOP Party and leaders by moving forward with the auto rescue plan. I’m glad to see that the GOP is still in disarray. Heck, here in the Lone Star State, we definitely have our priorities in order. Guv Dude is now promoting Anti Choice license plates…tsk, tsk, tsk.
According to today’s Chron, there are three Ike photo books that you might want to purchase and hand out for Christmas. I don’t know about that. There is nobody on my list that would want a book filled with Ike pictures.
Also on Commentary’s Christmas tune list is Feliciano of course, Stevie Nick’s version of “Silent Night”, Gloria Esteban’s “Silver Bells”, and “Christmas Canon” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra – cool.
Aaron Boone is now a ‘Stro and will probably platoon at third base. He’s a .264 career hitter in 11 seasons. He hit .241 this past year and will turn 36 when next season starts. He’s best known for a walk off dinger as a Yankee in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Red Sox. 2003 was also the last time the Yankees made the World Series. His wife, Laura Cover, is “Playboy Magazine” Miss October 1998 – another good reason to drop by The Yard in 2009.