Let me tell you something. The Washington Post, ABC — I think it’s them — they had a poll out today that shows Obama’s approval numbers are coming back. And I want to remind you that I have warned you this kind of thing is going to happen. The unemployment number is going to precipitously drop and it’s going to get close to 8% by next November. Just mark my words. That’s in the can. It’s in the cards. Also, Obama’s approval number now is up five points over the last three months or some such thing. Not sure of the time frame, but it’s up the highest since last summer, and this is being heralded. Now, clearly, if you go through, if you look at the story reporting this, you find that there is still overwhelming disapproval with Obama’s policies, profound disapproval of his policies, but his overall job approval number is up five points.

Now, the purpose for this, let’s assume it’s not legitimate. You might be saying, “Well, why would you assume it’s not legitimate?” We have discovered, there’s an allegation out there that the North Carolina governor, Beverly Perdue, has been given, in advance, nationwide unemployment numbers. Now, this is entirely illegal. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is said to be 100% insulated from every outside source, that not even the White House can get the advance numbers, that nobody can get them. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this story says, very, very, very careful about maintaining this august reputation that they have, that their numbers are sacrosanct and that they are not influenced by anybody and that they are not given to anybody and not even the White House can get them.

Now there’s a story that they have been leaked a couple of times to staffers for the North Carolina governor. It is said that the purpose of this is to allow her to craft a press release in advance of the numbers that would be favorable to her somehow. It’s not that she has any influence over the numbers, it’s not that the numbers are illegitimate, it’s just that she’s given advance notion of them. It also happened when Bush was president, happened in 2007, so it’s assumed that it’s not a political appointee, that it’s somebody in there that has Democrat leanings that’s been there for a while. My only point in bringing this up is that while they have this august reputation and this holier-than-thou clean and pure as the wind-driven snow reputation, we find out now that somebody in there is accused of leaking numbers to the North Carolina governor.

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