Ted Rall for September 29, 2001
The making of the resident - 2001 Before September 11th, George W. Bush was a big fat zero, a drunken frat boy who cheated and bullied his way into the presidency. But I have the launch code! Do you mind, George? Dick and I are trying to work! Then the murder of 7,000 Americans made people desperate for leadership. Just like that, he became the moral and oratorical equivalent of Winston Churchill. I like the way he reads "make no mistake." That's the kind of thing FDR would have said... read. If this trend continues, the deaths of US soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere will continue to increase Bush's prestige and popularity. I didn't support Bush until he got my son killed. Now he's all I've got left! Ultimately, however, this strategy has its drawbacks. There. Everyone's nuked. I'm dumb. Look at the bright side: your popularity rating is 100%!