1. Bush set the house on fire, then moved out. Obama moved in, and put the fire out. Now he is being blamed for the fire damage. Very convenient for the Obama detractors.
2. During the same time in office (some 950+ days), the public debt increased by about 31% under Bush (roughly Jun 2006 - Jan 2009). Oddly, I can't recall seeing any CNS (formerly Conservative News Service) news headlines on that fact. Now while 31% is better than 59% when talking about debt increases, Bush didn't inherit a house on fire, now did he? In fact, he inherited an essentially balanced budget, didn't he?
I await the blame for the 31% to be placed on the Democrats elected to Congress in Jan 2007
As one metaphor goes, we're in a bit of a sticky wicket. Focusing on solutions instead of partisan blame would be a more productive approach.