The Bush White House is finding itself in a position it never thought it would be in...not only is it locked in a some times neck and neck, some times losing battle with Democrat John Kerry, it is also fighting off a challenge from the center wing of it's own Party. As the election nears, more and more moderate Republicans are calling on the Party to abandon Mr. Bush and his Conservative, Go it Alone and increasingly Radical Religious Right Wing agenda's.
The latest and most obvious of these is Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, a group of over two dozen retired Republican Ambassadors and Four Star Generals whose open letter asking Republicans to vote Bush out in November has caused consternation in the Administration. According to sources in the White House the mood there is grim, bordering on paranoiac as each week seems to bring a new setback.
Unnamed White House Source Wegman (Pudgy) Waterhouse, speaking on the condition of anonymity said, " Dick Cheney walks around the West Wing all day carrying that damn duck hunting shotgun of his and Bush has taken to wearing two pearl handled six shooters, even to the men's room. Yesterday the Secret Service found a "Lick Bush" bumper sticker on the Vice President's limo, but his daughter Mary could've put that there, in which case it would mean something else entirely; we're just not sure."
In an attempt to solidify Republican support the Bush 04 Campaign has unveiled a new series of television spots with tag lines such as "Bush 04...Because you can fool some of the people all of the time" and "Re Elect Bush...Because one Country is Not Enough".