Saturday, December 02, 2006

No Question

Wow, if this is the big highlight of Sunday's Washington Post opinion page, does that make it accepted wisdom, finally?

Read "He's The Worst Ever" by Eric Foner.

To get a flavor:
Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt always figure in the "great" category. Most presidents are ranked "average" or, to put it less charitably, mediocre. Johnson, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Richard M. Nixon occupy the bottom rung, and now President Bush is a leading contender to join them. A look at history, as well as Bush's policies, explains why.

Foner breaks it down so that for each of the bottom rung Presidents he describes, Bush is trumping whatever aspect it was that made them losers.

And, viola, he's the biggest loser of them all.

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