It’s not all bad news for Dick Cheney

CheneyNext time you get some unflattering publicity, take comfort in knowing that not everyone will think the worse of you for it. That’s the moral we draw from a new Time magazine poll. Asked how their opinion of Dick Cheney has changed (if at all) as a result of his shooting episode, 24 percent of respondents said they now have a “more negative” opinion of him. Most of the rest (69 percent) said their view of him hasn’t changed one way or another. But 4 percent of respondents declared that they now have a “more positive” opinion of Cheney as a result of the shooting. Sure, it’s a small percentage, but it translates into nearly 9 million adults. When’s the last time 9 million people suddenly developed a more favorable opinion of you?

—Posted by Mark Dolliver

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