The Washington Post touts its latest poll showing that President Bush’s approval rating in the war on terror has collapsed since…the Abu Ghraib obsession. Here’s my first question: do the people surveyed have any idea what John Kerry would do to protect us better? The pattern of the press all year has been pound Bush, and leave Kerry alone. The pattern of the press all year has seemed to designed to do exactly this: erase Bush’s polling advantage on national security. When will it be time to put Kerry in the hot seat? Or does that have to wait until after the election?