Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hey Nineteen

If approval rates were ages, Bush's would no longer be legal to drink.

19% approval rating.

Forget the Mendoza Line. He's approaching Cheney territory.

(h/t: Jonathan Chait)


Anonymous said...

I can't help but comment that the leader of Australia's conservative party currently enjoys a NINE - yes single figures - percent approval rating. PM Rudd shot up to 70% after the big Sorry, yaay.

(Also, congrats on the OpenID authentication, trying it out...)

jiminy jilliker said...

If approval rates were ages, Bush would be Mirth, Mork and Mindy's son.

bjkeefe said...


Who is this Mirth? I know the latter two.


Thanks for the report from your turf. Nice to hear that conservatives worldwide are getting their comeuppance (comedownance seems more precise (Can I claim inventor status for this neologism? Guess not).).

Wish I could take credit for the addition of OpenID, but that's all due to the Blogger team. I am quite happy about it, though. I keep meaning to set myself up in this regard. Any tips?

jiminy jilliker said...

Ooops. I misspelled it: It's "Mearth," Mork and Mindy's son.
Mearth was played by Jonathan Winters and was old when he hatched from the egg Mork laid, then aged backward.

And...well...that's how a dumb joke gets dumber.

bjkeefe said...

JJ: I know what you mean about a joke being killed by explanation, but thanks for the clarification, anyway. Now that you mention it, I do remember hearing about that character. I don't think I ever watched an entire episode of that show, although I've always liked Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters

bjkeefe said...

P.S. The correct(ed) spelling of Mearth is pretty funny, all by itself.