President Obama’s approval rating is dropping like a baby grand piano from the 83rd floor of a Manhattan high rise.
Surprise, surprise, to quote that iconic wordsmith Gomer Pyle.
Americans simply don’t like Uncle Sam snooping in their underwear drawer where all sorts of nasties even worse than grumpy Republicans may be flourishing.
Obama’s approval rating dropped eight points from last month, according to a CNN poll released today, and it was because folks detest feds monitoring scads of emails, phone calls, smoke signals, telegraph messages and all legible notes on napkins.
The survey, taken at Sunday night’s Spurs-Heat NBA Finals playoff in Miami, found that 45 percent of respondents approve of the president, while 54 percent disapprove.
In mid-May, the numbers were essentially reversed — 53 percent approved and 45 percent disapproved.
Half of the respondents said they do not feel that Obama is honest and trustworthy — a nine-point drop from last month.
Two percent of respondents said they thought George Washington was still president.
The public disapproves of surveillance, and 43 percent of people think the administration has gone too far in sacrificing civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism.
In fact, just the other evening the FBI was combing through my Aunt Edna’s casserole dish, looking for terrorists.
I didn’t realize that some terrorists could be as little as termites, the only creatures who can stomach my Aunt Edna’s casserole dish and live to tell about it.
Of course, termites can’t speak. But they can tweet.
You can bet your sweet Twitter that the feds are monitoring their tweets.