Berkeley Experts Ask: So How Is Bush Doing, Anyway?


While the latest Gallup poll puts Bush’s approval rating at an historically low 28 percent, Cal’s Institute of Governmental Studies has convened a panel at 7 pm tonight to evaluate the Bush presidency. With a straight face and everything. They’ve got former Bush campaign strategist Matthew Dowd, Stanford prof David Kennedy, and none other than Byron York, the White House Correspondent for the National Review. At NRO’s blog, York invites all dedicated conservatives to join him at Dwinelle Hall for some, um, counterintuitive takes on the last seven years. Just in case National Review readers may find B-town a little crunchy for their tastes, York sings the city’s charms: “You’ll be in a nuclear-free zone.” We can all expect more cliched Berkeley jabs before the night is done.