when the "politics of terror warnings" came up earlier this week in the news, I wondered why someone hadn't actually looked to see if the two appeared to be connected, since both parts were pretty knowable. Like magic, the internet delivers with a chart [jpg] and bullet points about Bush approval ratings and the timing of terror alerts:
It's a little disappointing, but not particularly surprising, that this wasn't done by the "real" media.
Whenever his ratings dip, there's a new terror alert. Every terror alert is followed by a slight uptick of Bush approval ratings.