A Look Into Bushworld

From MSNBC's First Read:

That wayward Agence France Presse camera that was distracting President Bush at the start of his news conference yesterday turned out to be a metaphor for events surrounding Bush and yet beyond his control as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday: the surprise victory by Hamas in the Palestinian elections mucking up his Middle East policy; the Congressional Budget Office's verdict, essentially, that he can't make his tax cuts permanent and still halve the deficit by 2009; new Commerce Department data showing that the economy in the final quarter of 2005 grew at the slowest in three years; and widespread unease among Americans about the state of the country, as depicted by four national polls that happened to come out on the heels of his appearance

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