Matt Towery

Back by popular demand, here are more of your responses to our recent polling, and to my take on the numbers they reveal.

On my writings that show strong public support for President George W. Bush's job performance: A reader from Gainesville, Fla., insists that, "The Bush administration is beholden to the globalists in the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and . . . the Bilderbergers." For those who don't follow conspiracy politics, these organizations are viewed by some as the public manifestation of an ultra-elitist group of business and political leaders that secretly runs the world. Well, maybe these theories are true; in fact, maybe they're necessary! If they are such a longstanding tradition, then where would we be without them?

Dear Gainesville reader: Let me know when the flying saucers land.

Then there's the touchy subject of Bill O'Reilly's censure of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for not condemning a private, all white high-school "prom." Considering the mini-event was staged in a micro-Georgia town that most Georgians don't even know about, there certainly has been no shortage of opinions on the matter. Most readers managed to see what they wanted to see.

Some thought I was condemning O'Reilly and defending the "all white" party.

When I suggested that over 4.5 million of Georgia's 8 million residents live in the Atlanta area and don't know or care about the tiny county where the controversy boiled over, a reader from Newark, Del., quoted me and sarcastically wrote: "'Georgians . . . view this as happening in some far off place.' Sort of like the German population and the Jewish concentration camps (or) the Iraqis and North Koreans. . . . If I don't care then, why do all the networks bombard me with this insignificant news?" And a Los Angeles reader reacted with this: "(I) am impressed by your willingness to write a balanced article. . . . However, I'm confused as to why you didn't show any contempt for the 'all white prom.' I am a young black conservative and at any rate would condemn these actions."

Matt Towery

Matt Towery is a pollster, attorney, businessman and former elected official. He served as campaign strategist for Congressional, Senate, and gubernatorial campaigns. His latest book is Newsvesting: Use News and Opinion to Grow Your Personal Wealth. Follow him on Twitter @MattTowery