"McConnell: Bush was a ‘burden’ on my party."
Despite steadfastly supporting President Bush’s policies every step of the way, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) revealed today how he really felt about Bush. Interviewed on NBC’s Today Show this morning, McConnell said Bush was a “burden” on the Republican party:
Q: How does this party turn itself around?
McCONNELL: Well, I was a strong supporter of the President, but presidential unpopularity is bad for the president’s party. We suffered losses in 06 and 08. We wish President Bush well. But frankly, we will not have to be carrying that sort of political burden that we carried the last two elections.