Political Terror Alerts

For those of you who haven’t yet made up your minds about the politically-motivated nature of the “Terror Alerts” issued by the Bush administration…check out the following chart:

Interesting. Things which you can notice from this graph:

– Whenever Dubya’s ratings dip, there’s a new terror alert.

– Every terror alert is followed by a slight uptick in his approval ratings.

– As we approach the 2004 elections, the number and frequency of terror alerts keeps growing. (Doesn’t appear to be doing any good, though, as the approval ratings are lower than ever.)

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