June 1, 2006

Worst Ever

This idea is really starting to take hold:

In a new Quinnipiac University poll, 34 percent of Americans pick Bush as the worst president in modern history, leading the pack and bringing in twice as many votes as a guy named Richard Nixon.

So says Weisberg:

The outcome of the 2000 presidential election looks increasingly like not just a fiasco, but a tragedy. Whether or not one concurs with the judgment of the historian Sean Wilentz that he may be the "worst President in history," George W. Bush has already done enough damage to America's position in the world and its economic future to earn a spot on the bottom tier. And whether or not Al Gore would have been a successful president, it's improbable that he could have made any mistake as disastrous as Bush's unplanned, go-it-nearly-alone occupation of Iraq.

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