Friday, April 04, 2008

61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst

“As far as history goes and all of these quotes about people trying to guess what the history of the Bush administration is going to be, you know, I take great comfort in knowing that they don’t know what they are talking about, because history takes a long time for us to reach.”— George W. Bush, Fox News Sunday, Feb10, 2008

Sorry President Bush, I've made my mind up already. You are  the worst president ever. America will make up its mind very soon. And then you can join this list of distinguished failures.

There are indications the Bush will be denied his much desired favorable legacy. Historians already think his presidency is the worst in history.

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.

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

I have this feeling that we are only seeming the tip of the iceberg when it comes to The Bush administration's incompetence. History will be unkind.

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1 comment:

Parker Thomas said...

Just in case anyone was's their informal poll after the story on USnews:

What do you think? We want your votes on the worst presidents in American history. You may select up to three.
• George W. Bush
68% of voters
• Richard Nixon
21% of voters
• Jimmy Carter
20% of voters
• Bill Clinton
17% of voters
• Ronald Reagan
14% of voters
• George H. W. Bush
13% of voters
• Warren Harding
11% of voters
• Abraham Lincoln
10% of voters
• Lyndon B. Johnson
9% of voters
• James Buchanan
9% of voters
• Herbert Hoover
9% of voters
• Andrew Johnson
5% of voters
• Ulysses S. Grant
5% of voters
• Franklin D. Roosevelt
4% of voters
• John Kennedy
3% of voters
• Woodrow Wilson
3% of voters
• Gerald Ford
2% of voters
• Andrew Jackson
2% of voters
• Franklin Pierce
2% of voters
• John Tyler
2% of voters
• Millard Fillmore
2% of voters
• Calvin Coolidge
1% of voters
• William Henry Harrison
1% of voters
• George Washington
1% of voters
• Harry S. Truman
1% of voters
• Zachary Taylor
1% of voters
• William Howard Taft
1% of voters
• Dwight Eisenhower
1% of voters
• Martin Van Buren
1% of voters
• Chester Arthur
1% of voters

George Washington? Really?