Sunday, December 03, 2006

I Am Not The Only One

Who thinks George W. Bush is our worst president ever. While being interviewed by Douglas Brinkley, Lou Cannon, famous biographer or President Regan, trys to defend W. Bush:

Shortly after Thanksgiving I had dinner in California with Ronald Reagan's best biographer, Lou Cannon. Like many historians these days, we discussed whether George W. Bush is, conceivably, the worst U.S. president ever. Cannon bristled at the idea. Bush has two more years to leave his mark, he argued. What if there is a news flash that U.S. Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden or that North Korea has renounced its nuclear program? What if a decade from now Iraq is a democracy and a statue of Bush is erected on Firdaus Square where that famously toppled one of Saddam Hussein once stood?

Whats the problem with Cannon's defense? Well, let's just say that it is more likely that monkeys will fly out of my tochus than for us to be able to bring a functioning Democracy to Iraq. Moreover, even if those three things were to come true (and it is possible, but unlikely, that we will kill or capture Bin Laden or come to an agreement with North Korea) it won't change all of the other harm Bush has done to this nation. After all, New Orleans is still a wreak and Al Queda is still out there and we still have a huge deficit and so on and so on. Oh, and read the op-ed by Brinkley, which I have linked above.


notaliberal said...

Absolutely the worst president in my lifetime. After the first election, many like me were stunned, not unlike a baseball bat to the chest. Then the second election, and the catatonic, dizzy days that followed trying to accept that some good hearted people are so desperate for a leader with values that they'd vote for a grossly obvious misrepresenative.

Steve Fine said...

I felt that way myself.