Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bush Happens

For President Bush, the end is near. On Sunday, he will have 100 days left in his presidency.

He warned everyone that he would be "sprinting'' to the finish, but nobody had an international financial meltdown in mind when Bush vowed that he would be working to the very end.

See Bush: 100 days to the finish line.

Imagine -- 100 days. And we can wish a fare thee well (OK, a good riddance is more like it) to the Worst. President.Ever.

Noting Bush's 25% approval rating in the most recent Gallup Poll, The Swamp remarks that it puts "Bush just one point above Richard Nixon's all-time low (24 points) before resignation in 1974 and jut three points above Harry Truman's low in 1952, the all-time low in Gallup surveys."

As the NYTimes notes, In Final Months in Office, Bush Is Burdened but Still Confident:
George W. Bush began his presidency with the worst terrorist attack on American soil and he is ending it with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. In between, he confronted a hurricane that nearly wiped New Orleans off the map as his administration showed ineptitude in its response.

Now, as he spends his last months in office trying to avert a global economic collapse, Mr. Bush has been telling people privately that it’s a good thing he’s in charge.

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“He said that whoever was going to take over in January was going to have a huge crisis on their hands the day they come into office,” Ms. Van Steenberg added. “He thought by this happening now, that perhaps everyone could see signs of improvement before the next president comes into office.”
I suppose we should not have expected anything else from a man who has failed at everything he has ever done in his life prior to his becoming President. But his failures have far exceeded anything anyone could ever have imagined.

(Cartoon via Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune)

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