Dear Mr President,
I would think that one of the toughest things about being President of the United States, is being the leader of your party. It isn't like you don't have enough to do running the country... you also have to ride heard on a bunch of elected officials, Cabinet members, and other office-seekers who try to use you or your office to help them get elected.
In normal times this would be difficult, but considering what is going in in this country these days, it really must be awful!
It's been a rough couple of weeks for you, hasn't it?
I mean, first, your main political advisor, Karl Rove...
is forced from office resigned under a cloud for his roles in the exposure of an active CIA operative, and for his involvement in the questionable firing of eight U.S. Attorneys for political reasons. Next, you had to fire your Attorney General...
...resigns because every time he opens his mouth, he lies to the United States Senate... and got caught doing it.
Then the most recent National Intelligence Estimate tells us that, despite your claims of success for the troop surge in Iraq, that country's government will become more precarious, not less, over the next six months.
Next on the hit-parade is a soprano-singing, staunch conservative GOP Senator...
...who gets caught trying to do the nasty with an undercover cop in an airport men's room, tries to use his position as a U.S. Senator to interfere in the investigation, pleads guilty to a lesser charge... then conceals whole arrest/guilty plea from the Senate ethics committee. The incident forcing him to announce his resignation (nice mug shot, Senator).
As if all of these things weren't bad enough, John Warner, a well-respected moderate GOP Senator (from my own Commonwealth of Virginia) has decided not to seek re-election, severely jeopardizing the chances of your party holding on to that Senate seat next year.
I'll bet you are sure glad that August is over.
Now for the good news: The General Accounting office will be putting out it's estimate of the situation in Iraq soon. Rumor has it that the picture that they paint will be none too rosie. Rumor has it that portions of the report have been leaked so that your purple kool-aid swilling minions have the chance to doctor it.
THEN you embark on a secret trip to Iraq, Seemingly to
give General Petraeus a copy of hie report that YOUR PEOPLE wrote confer with General Petraeus on "the way forward in Iraq".
I'll bet months like this one make you look forward to getting out of the White House.
I'll tell you one thing, the folks here at Casa Gunfighter are really looking forward to that happy day a great deal.
I hope you enjoyed the trip!