Formulas to consider:
Bush = sends troops to war
People + bad economy + young men dying = don't like Bush so much
Bush + memory of father's second election = Oh, the economy. I forgot about that for a minute, sorry guys.
Bush + mass media = in bed
Mass media = We can create whatever myths about an improving economy you want, Mr. Bush, sir, for a price!
Presto, chango! Everyone will believe the economy is getting better if we tell them so, and you will be re-elected, darling!
X - $87 billion * billion a day in Iraq + US economy getting better = i (unreal number)
Me = sick to my stomach.