Saturday, January 10, 2009

I like Bush

Many "know-it-all" pundits (and an even larger number of opinionated "know-nothing" folks) have declared Bush to be the worst US president in history.

Perhaps a certain perspective is in order. Bush is nowhere near as ineffectual, incompetent, or divisive than, say, Franklin Pierce (I bet 99% of Americans don't even know this guy), Warren Harding (Bushisms are nothing compared to this description of Harding's writing: "He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh."), or Andrew Johnson (who had been called a "fervent white supremacist" among other things -- although he's not directly elected, so we can probably give Johnson a bit of a break).

I don't know about you people, but I like Bush and I believe he did a much better job than the more vocal critics are claiming.
I'm not going to expound on his accomplishments, or to argue on his performance as president -- I'll leave that for posterity to decide.
As much as I am hopeful and optimistic on a coming change, I'd really hate to see someone viewed by many as (almost) the next messiah turn out to be worse than W...

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3 Comments:

Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I'll put it this way, I'd much rather have a bush 3rd term than a clownbama 1st

12:53 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

JaeJae is freaking out and ranting that your blog is crazy but hey, you are definitely entitled to your own opinion. haha.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Rob Baiton said...

I do not know that Bush 2 was the worst Presidency ever. Then again, I am Australian so what do I know ;)

I do think though that this is a case of time will tell. The Bush 2 legacy and how his presidency is viewed may soften over time.

Yet, in the big scheme of things, what is done is done.

2:25 PM  

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