Saturday, January 10, 2009

How bad was George Bush II

The only honorable thing left for George the II to do.

As regular readers probably know, the Clarion Content believes George Bush the II has saved Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Millard Fillmore and Calvin Coolidge from the ignominy of being the worst president ever. He has taken the title and run. Handed a booming economy, trillion dollar budget surpluses and record low unemployment, he has squandered them all on failed foreign wars. He and Dick have run roughshod over the Constitution operating the most autocratic presidency since FDR. Bush II has tarnished America's image across the world in ways previously thought inconceivable.

The Clarion Content figures you know all this and it is not a surprise. We were surprised this morning to read that some of what we figured might be King George the II strongest defenders saying the same thing in the Chicago Tribune. Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, which will host King George the II presidential library says, "They (Bush father and son) are in fact going to be doing chin-ups on the bottom tier of presidents in modern history."

At another in-state, very Republican friendly university, the University of Texas, Bruce Buchanan, a professor of government who specializes in the presidency admitted, "The likelihood is that the father will be looked upon as a steadier hand and better prepared for the job." This despite George Bush I status as a minimally accomplished, one-term president.

Here from quarters one would much more likely expect is a scathing review of the Bush II disaster of a presidency from Frank Rich in the New York Times. It is stunning and stomach turning to read the whole litany laid out in one place.

What will future history text books say? Will they skip the reign of King George II on the old principle of, if you don't have anything nice to say...

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