A secret cabal of historians has reached the same conclusion as millions of Earthlings: George W. Bush is the worst president ever, or perhaps second only to James Buchanan. In a shocking survey by George Mason University’s History News Network, 61% of bespectacled stack-dwellers acknowledged that their many years of research, reflection, and professional inquiry pointed to the terrible and incontrovertible fact of George Bush’s assiness. Stinging invective from Professional Historians who all but call him a paint-spackled trollop, after the jump.
We guess this is why these people get paid to write about things all the time:
Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humors his deluded belief in his heroic self, he has bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill. In short, no other president’s faults have had so deleterious an effect on not only the country but the world at large.
Yoiks! You kiss your mother with that mouth? Here’s another.
[Bush combines] the paranoia of Nixon, the ethics of Harding and the good sense of Herbert Hoover. … God willing, this will go down as the nadir of American politics.
And this, from “one of the most distinguished” historians surveyed:
Bush does only two things well. He knows how to make the very rich very much richer, and he has an amazing talent for f**king up everything else he even approaches. His administration has been the most reckless, dangerous, irresponsible, mendacious, arrogant, self-righteous, incompetent, and deeply corrupt one in all of American history.
We could be wrong, but that last one sounds like pottymouth Doris Kearns Goodwin to us.
HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst [History News Network]