Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Does It Come With A Crown, and Sash?

At this point in time, or, at least this afternoon, I don't have the energy to delve into the abyss that is our 43rd President.

It is a dark, foul hole, the stench strong enough to singe eyebrows.

And, sadly, very sadly (Thank You U.S. Congress, Thank You Nancy Pelosi, for pulling that table away), he still has roughly eight-more months to dig a deeper hole, to create a more noxious odor.

We speak of the recent distinction, of The Commander Guy being voted "The Worst President - Ever" by a group of historians

HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst

A Pew Research Center poll released last week found that the share of the American public that approves of President George W. Bush has dropped to a new low of 28 percent.

An unscientific poll of professional historians completed the same week produced results far worse for a president clinging to the hope that history will someday take a kinder view of his presidency than does contemporary public opinion.
And here's one (of many) choice quotes from the historians in the survey;
“No individual president can compare to the second Bush,” wrote one. “Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humors his deluded belief in his heroic self, he has bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill. In short, no other president’s faults have had so deleterious an effect on not only the country but the world at large.”

Doubt they will use that, or reference this survey, in the next mailer for contributions to his library.

Bonus Links

Scott Harper: Worst. President. Ever

Digby: Glib, Contemptuous, Ignorant, Incurious

Matthew Yglesias: Worst President Ever

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