It seems that lame duck Vice President Dick Cheney has no idea why his approval ratings are so low.
How do you explain your low approval rating?
I don't have any idea. I don't follow the polls.
This is really not all that surprising. Do you remember Dick Cheney's demands for his hotel suites? There was one demand that really struck me at the time and helped explain much of his behavior and approach to politics.
And, of course, all the televisions need to be preset to the Fox News Channel
Having a very effective propaganda tool is a great thing to have when you're in power. But you must obey this one important commandment:
Thou Shalt Never watch thine own propaganda!
Doing so only weakens the mind. And I really enjoyed his defense of not watching the polls.
My experience has been over the years that if you govern based upon poll numbers, upon trying to improve your overall poll ratings, people I've encountered who do that are people who won't make tough decisions. And the job the president has and those who advise him is to make those basic fundamental decisions for the nation that nobody else is authorized or able to make.
There actually is some truth in what he says there. The problem is that people who govern according to the polls still make better informed (and hence better) decisions than those who surround themselves with "Yes Men" and watch their own propaganda.
Good Riddance Darth Vader!