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Friday, June 02, 2006

One small politicalizin' bit for today …

Nothing new here, but Rolling Stone pulls no punches in waxing historical regarding our commander in chief. For no reason other than it looked good enough to put here, I give you this bit:
Calamitous presidents, faced with enormous difficulties – Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Hoover and now Bush -- have divided the nation, governed erratically
and left the nation worse off. In each case, different factors contributed to the failure: disastrous domestic policies, foreign-policy blunders and military setbacks, executive misconduct, crises of credibility and public trust. Bush, however, is one of the rarities in presidential history: He has not only stumbled badly in every one of these key areas, he has also 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. Repeatedly, Bush has undone himself, a failing revealed in each major area of presidential performance.

Well, that's news to me.


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