Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Evaluating President Bush

It's easy for me to get caught up in the media-led dislike of Bush and evaluation of his presidency as one big failure. I admit that my gut feeling toward Bush has been fairly negative, and that includes his cronies Cheney and Rumsfeld.

However, this address of Senator Hatch's before the U.S. Senate is a good counter-balance to that kind of thinking and helps me look at Bush with a little more appreciation and respect. I recommend taking a good look at Hatch's evaluation of Bush's presidency. Personally, I think Bush's biggest sign of success is that there have been no terrorist attacks on our country since 9-11, though I'm sure they're still trying with all their might.

I'm pretty high on Obama right now, caught up in his charisma and the historical significance of his ascendancy. However, there's an accompanying shadow in my thinking that if Obama fails, the results could be much worse than Bush's failures, with another major economic depression, terrorists making new inroads into our country, and moral depravity further removing us from God's protection and blessings.

3 comments:

David T. said...

"...if Obama fails, the results could be much worse than Bush's failures, with another major economic depression, terrorists making new inroads into our country, and moral depravity further removing us from God's protection and blessings."

Rest assured, Bush will be blamed for that, too.

Montgomery Q said...

I loved this line:

"George W. Bush is not leaving the presidency with chapped fingers from holding them up to the wind."

NateDredge said...

I just have this nagging suspison that history will vindicate him.