Sunday, September 28, 2008
The boy who would be king
George W. Bush 43rd President of The United States of America. You leave the White House the most world wide hated President. You leave the most unpopular president in America. You have been a motivation for the largest protest since the 1960's. You have been criticized throughly by Republicans and Democrats. Even within your inner circle you have been criticized. You lost control of your own White House. You have brought shame on the Oval Office. Clinton who was impeached and disbarred is far more respected then you.
How did this happen? You had every chance to become the hero in chief. The attacks on September 11, 2001, The War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, and the topple of Saddam Hussien to name a few. These were moments that lend themselves to creating heroic President. But your reaction and your plans only divided the country. Now we face tragic economic conditions and you have been so completely discredited that the American people immediately rejected your plan, Democrats swiftly criticized it, and your own conservative Republicans rejected it out right.
Franklin Roosevelt faced similar situations but he rallied popular support. He inspired people during an economy with 25-30% unemployment, and a war with American casualties measured in the hundreds of thousands. Not only did FDR become popular but was able to win 4 presidential elections. If you could run again, I think we know what would happen. So as the world says farewell, I just want you to remember you are to blame for your own disrespect. You have a place in history forever, and you will not be forgotten; but history will not look kindly on you.