Here’s Dick Cheney’s take on the state of the Bush presidency. I think I know what he means . . . and my slight editorial modifications make it a little more obvious!
We didn't get elected to be popular. We didn't get elected to worryThe bottom line is clear: The Bush Administration doesn’t ever back down from its enemies!
justabout the fate of the Republican PartyAmerican people. Our mission is to do everything we can to prevail on what is now, we believe, a global conflict, a fundamental test of the character of the American peopleRepublican Party, whether or not we're going to be able to prevail against one of the most evil opponents we've ever faced. And on our watch, we're going to do absolutely everything we can to see to it that we do succeed and that we do prevail in that conflict, and sometimes that means that we don't do well in the polls or people want to be critical. That's their prerogative . . . We know how committed our adversaries are to try to get at usthe country. And we've done what we thought was right for the countryus.
So ordinary Americans (and legislators willing to represent them) better be prepared to fight back!