Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The worst president?

In this week's issue of Rolling Stone: Is George W. Bush the worst president in history? Sean Wilentz, a Princeton professor, makes a convincing argument. One line from the article sums it up for me:

Bush has "...displayed a weakness common among the greatest presidential failures: an unswerving adherence to a simplistic ideology that abjures deviation from dogma as heresy, thus preventing any pragmatic adjustment to changing realities."

Wilentz really hits the nail on the head with this one. The unwise war in Iraq, the abuse of powers, the tax cuts for the wealthy, the refusal of the President to acknowledge errors and make changes, this is some serious stuff, and it's about time someone called him on it. Not addressed is the question of how Bush was elected to the highest office in America--TWICE. That will always remain a mystery to me.

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