Monday, February 20, 2006

Historical Insight

A survey taken two years ago by George Mason Univerity's History News Network revealed that 8 in 10 historians rate Geo W's presidency an "overall failure." Now mind you, those numbers came in BEFORE Katrina. BEFORE oil prices soured. BEFORE even folks in Bush's own party started questioning the man's actions.

Leave it to the historians to be spot on.
Of 415 historians who expressed a view of President Bush’s administration to that point as a success or failure, 338 classified it as a failure and 77 as a success. (Wanna take any bets on where most of those 77 are now leaning?)

Twelve percent of all the historians who responded rate the current presidency the worst in all of American history. Another number that I am betting is very different if this poll happened today.

A Financial Dynamics Poll of 12/12-13, 2005 asked registered voters how history would judge W's performance. Excellent job, good job, fair, job, or poor job.
Poor 36%
Only Fair 27%
Good 26%
Excellent 8%

So Poor and Only fair - 63%; good and excellent, 34% - - must be those billionaires.

So take heart Geo W., the way you're heading now, history may rank you at the bottom of this list:
Nixon, Harding, Hoover, Buchanan, Coolidge, Andrew Johnson, Grant, and McKinley.

Personally, I already do.

3 Comments:

Anonymous buckarooskidoo said...

don't forget to add james buchanan, andrew johnson and thomas woodrow wilson to that list. according to the most recent president's day poll, they made three of the biggest presidential blunders of all time. buchanan failed to prevent the civil war. andrew johnson sided with the southerners in reconstruction. wilson fatally failed to try compromise with anti-Versailles forces in the senate and ended up with no versailles treaty and no american participation in the league of nations. d-i-a-s-a-s-t-e-r-s, all.
maybe that doesn't make them total losers, but it certainly doesn't add shine to the reputation. bush already has a colossal blunder to his credit, in getting attacked by the taliban and responding by breaking the iraqi state. if a state is fake, you must not break!

8:20 PM  
Anonymous buckarooskidoo said...

whoa, popessa, you already had johnson and buchanan in there...you're really sur le qui vive, as they say in the "old europe."

8:29 PM  
Blogger AKH said...

LOL What kind of a moron would think he's doing an excellent job? I'm with you and the majority on this one. :)

6:07 PM  

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