The Starry-Eyed 37 Percent

Some time ago I said that President Bush’s chronically low approval ratings were a good thing. Evidence of widespread skepticism about politicians. Or at least one of them.

This is why I welcome today’s news that 52% of people — a clear majority — have an unfavorable view of Congress. There is still much to do, though. Even after enduring two simultaneous land wars in Asia, record spending, record deficits, a housing crisis primarily of congress’ creation, bank bailouts, cap-and-trade, and cash for clunkers, 37% of Americans still retain a favorable view of Congress.

Jeez, what’s it take? Maybe health care?