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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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 34 Bush administration scandals

Salon has a very brief summary of each one:
1. Memogate: The Senate Computer Theft
2. Doctor Detroit: The DOJ's Bungled Terrorism Case
3. Dark Matter: The Energy Task Force
4. The Indian Gaming Scandal
5. Halliburton's No-Bid Bonanza
6. Halliburton: Pumping Up Prices
7. Halliburton's Vanishing Iraq Money
8. The Halliburton Bribe-apalooza
9. Halliburton: One Fine Company
10. Halliburton's Iran End Run
11. Money Order: Afghanistan's Missing $700 Million Turns Up in Iraq
12. Iraq: More Loose Change
13. The Pentagon-Israel Spy Case
14. Gone to Taiwan
15. Wiretapping the United Nations
16. The Boeing Boondoggle
17. The Medicare Bribe Scandal
18. Tom DeLay's PAC Problems
19. Tom DeLay's FAA: Following Americans Anywhere
20. In the Rough: Tom DeLay's Golf Fundraiser
21. Busy, Busy, Busy in New Hampshire
22. The Medicare Money Scandal
23. The Bogus Medicare "Video News Release"
24. Pundits on the Payroll: The Armstrong Williams Case
25. Ground Zero's Unsafe Air
26. John Ashcroft's Illegal Campaign Contributions
27. Intel Inside ... The White House
28. Duck! Antonin Scalia's Legal Conflicts
29. AWOL
30. Iraq: The Case for War
31. Niger Forgeries: Whodunit?
32. In Plame Sight
33. Abu Ghraib
34. Guantánamo Bay Torture?

Could these scandals account for the findings of the latest Annenberg poll?

  • Only 43% of Americans approve of the President's handling of the economy.

  • Only 42% approve of his handling of Iraq.

  • Only 40% think it was worth going to war over, while 54% say it wasn't.

  • Only 32% think Bush has a clear plan for what bringing Iraq to a conclusion.

  • Only 29% think the Iraq election will produce a stable government.

  • 67% agree with this statement: "Democracy and freedom in Iraq are important, but the war has cost the United States too much in lives and money already to stay much longer."

  • For the first time, as many people disapprove of Bush's handling of the terrorism issue as approve (48% - 48%).

  • 65% responded "No" to this statement: "Do you think that George W. Bush's victory in November means that the American people support his ideas about changing Social Security, or don't you think it means that?"

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