In an exit interview with the Los Angeles Times, Republican House Rules Chairman David Dreier referred to Qaddafi's popularity when describing the state of congressional politics:
... When I made my [retirement] announcement, I said this institution is as great as it's ever been. That led everyone to scratch their heads. The institution is reflective of society and the body politic. We have a very divided America; that being represented in Congress does not diminish it, even though it has a 10% approval rating -- lower than Moammar Kadafi's, from the people who killed him! The attention is always on areas of disagreement, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of things getting done reasonably well.
We're still on the hunt for some reliable polling data from Libya under Qaddafi's rule, but you get the point. You can read the entire interview here.
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