A Standing O, and a Sinking One

Geraghty’s got the latest Gallup numbers on POTUS: 40 percent approval (remember the hubbub when Bush hit 39?) versus 50 percent disapproval. Those are the worst of his presidency thus far.

Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner reportedly dropped in on a Senate Republican lunch (pizza) in the Strom Thurmond room, and received a standing ovation. Maybe the Speaker should run for Senate?

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...

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