Thursday, January 15, 2009

The unforgiving minute

The Bush presidency, placed in historical context:

Bush had all the luck of Jimmy Carter, the attention to detail of Ronald Reagan, the adaptability of Lyndon Johnson, the abiding respect for the Constitution of Richard Nixon, the humility of Teddy Roosevelt, the rhetorical skills of Calvin Coolidge, the fiscal restraint of Franklin Roosevelt, the cronyism of Warren Harding, and the overreaching idealism of Woodrow Wilson.

And his election had all the legitimacy of Rutherford Hayes'.

. . . and then it gets nasty.

As an added note: When a Republican president loses MarketWatch, there's not much left for him to lose.

Minute's up.

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