Friday, November 7, 2008

My Word Choice Is "Immoral", But What Do I Know

“Don’t follow leaders
Watch the parkin’ meters” Bob Dylan

From Historians: Bush presidency 'battered,' 'incompetent,' 'unlucky' by Ed Hornick:

With record low approval ratings and intense criticism for his handling of the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina and the economy, the word most used to label George W. Bush's presidency will be "incompetent," historians say.

"Right now there is not a lot of good will among historians. Most see him as a combination of many negative factors," said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

"He is seen as incompetent in terms of how he handled domestic and foreign policy. He is seen as pushing for an agenda to the right of the nation and doing so through executive power that ignored the popular will," he added.

But like so many presidents before him, Bush's reputation could change with time.

Harvard University political history scholar Barbara Kellerman said when President-elect Barack Obama takes over in January, people may view Bush in a new light.

"I think it's possible when people have stopped being as angry at the Bush administration as they are now ... that they will realize that some of this is just ... the luck of the draw."

Kellerman, author of the book "Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters," noted that Bush has not had luck on his side for the past eight years.

"He [Bush] has been a quite unlucky president. Certain things happened on his watch that most people don't have to deal with -- a 9/11, a [Hurricane] Katrina, the financial crisis, being three obvious examples," she said.

"And yet they happened on his watch. He is being blamed," she said.
Read the rest here.

Barbara Kellerman is insane, if she thinks that the atrociousness of Bush’s choices as president can be explained away by bad luck! Yes, bad things happened while Bush was president, and he chose to make them worse by his actions and his words. Not to mention the fact that he created more bad things, again by his actions and his words, when he didn’t have to.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt had the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, and World War II to deal with. Did these things make him a bad president?

Why does Harvard have this idiot on their faculty?

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