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Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby, Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, Bill Frist, Michael Scanlon, Karl Rove -- Republican movers and shakers are awash in legal difficulties for unethical and/or illegal behavior. Meanwhile, President Bush's approval ratings continue scraping bottom. Are the wheels falling off the Republican national bandwagon?
Jerry White -  - North End -  - Medical physicist -  - What's with all the grand jury investigations and - indictments of Republican figures of late? The - decade- - long tolerance of corruption and extremism in the - Republican Party has finally come home to roost. -  - If one of the Republican heavies goes down, which - should it be? DeLay, because of his egregious and - longstanding flaunting of democratic principles. -  - How is President Bush doing? My expectations - were - extremely low when he assumed the presidency, and he - has failed to meet even those. -  - What should happen in Iraq? Our current - policies aren't - reducing terrorism and bettering the government of Iraq. - Resorting to violence as our first response has been - spectacularly unsuccessful.
  • Jerry White

    North End

    Medical physicist

    What's with all the grand jury investigations and indictments of Republican figures of late? The decade- long tolerance of corruption and extremism in the Republican Party has finally come home to roost.

    If one of the Republican heavies goes down, which should it be? DeLay, because of his egregious and longstanding flaunting of democratic principles.

    How is President Bush doing? My expectations were extremely low when he assumed the presidency, and he has failed to meet even those.

    What should happen in Iraq? Our current policies aren't reducing terrorism and bettering the government of Iraq. Resorting to violence as our first response has been spectacularly unsuccessful.

Donna Verstraete -  - Colorado Springs -  - Nurse -  - What's going on with so many front-line Republicans - under investigation and/or indictment? I certainly - wouldn't base my answer on what the local news is - telling me. I go to conservative sources outside CBS, ABC - and NBC News for my information -- sometimes Fox - News, but not CNN. -  - How is Bush doing?He's not perfect, but - nobody in office - would be. He's done the things he said he would do. I'm - satisfied. -  - What should happen in Iraq? We should stay - the course - and complete what we said we were going to do.
  • Donna Verstraete

    Colorado Springs

    Nurse

    What's going on with so many front-line Republicans under investigation and/or indictment? I certainly wouldn't base my answer on what the local news is telling me. I go to conservative sources outside CBS, ABC and NBC News for my information -- sometimes Fox News, but not CNN.

    How is Bush doing?He's not perfect, but nobody in office would be. He's done the things he said he would do. I'm satisfied.

    What should happen in Iraq? We should stay the course and complete what we said we were going to do.

Lori Holdread -  - Trinidad -  - Teacher, Trinidad Junior College -  - Who among those in hot water is most likely to go down? -  - Karl Rove -- he advises the rest of them and is an - integral part of it all. -  - How's Bush doing? He's failed miserably -- the - war in - Iraq, his lack of concern for the 95 percent of the - population under the $200,000 income level. And he - doesn't care about universal medical coverage and - helping us keep our pensions and retirements safe. -  - What should happen in Iraq? Our presence - there is - escalating the violence. We should take concrete steps to - reduce our numbers and get out.
  • Lori Holdread

    Trinidad

    Teacher, Trinidad Junior College

    Who among those in hot water is most likely to go down? Karl Rove -- he advises the rest of them and is an integral part of it all.

    How's Bush doing? He's failed miserably -- the war in Iraq, his lack of concern for the 95 percent of the population under the $200,000 income level. And he doesn't care about universal medical coverage and helping us keep our pensions and retirements safe.

    What should happen in Iraq? Our presence there is escalating the violence. We should take concrete steps to reduce our numbers and get out.

Star Ebgington -  - Rockrimmon -  - Professional actress -  - What's with the Republican legal troubles? The - same - thing that goes on with both parties. They want to do - exactly what they want, and corners are cut to make it - happen. -  - Describe Bush's performance. He does what - other people - tell him instead of thinking for himself, so we're in a big - lot of problems. -  - What should happen in Iraq? No matter when - we pull out, - we'll cause problems. We don't belong there.
  • Star Ebgington

    Rockrimmon

    Professional actress

    What's with the Republican legal troubles? The same thing that goes on with both parties. They want to do exactly what they want, and corners are cut to make it happen.

    Describe Bush's performance. He does what other people tell him instead of thinking for himself, so we're in a big lot of problems.

    What should happen in Iraq? No matter when we pull out, we'll cause problems. We don't belong there.

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