Ding-Dong the Witch is…Leaving

Another in a long series of articles letting the door hit W on his way out. This time from the Economist.

Aside: heard clips of the Bush speech on NPR last night and this morning (stopped actually listening to Bush speeches around the time Kerry lost) and wasn’t it just great, just so lovely, to realize the mangled sentences, the child-like myopia, the “good/evil” dichotomy (to use a word W wouldn’t), that all this is….over…

Though it must be said: it ain’t over till its over, and in Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street, don’t believe the monster is gone till the credits roll…

Relentless partisanship led to the politicisation of almost everything Mr Bush did. He used his first televised address to justify putting strict limits on federal funding for stem-cell research, and used the first veto of his presidency to prevent the expansion of that funding. He appointed two “strict constructionist” judges to the Supreme Court, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, turned his back on the Kyoto protocol, dismissed several international treaties, particularly the anti-ballistic-missile treaty, loosened regulations on firearms and campaigned against gay marriage. His energy policy was written by Mr Cheney with the help of a handful of cronies from the energy industry. His lacklustre attorney-general Alberto Gonzales, who was forced to resign in disgrace, was only the most visible of an army of over-promoted, ideologically vetted homunculi.

(H/T Andrew)


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