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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've always thought the criticism of Bush during Katrina was ginned up by a hostile media.
    100% correct.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Historians Rate Bush near the bottom of failed presidents.
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    "The bottom ten often includes Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Warren G. Harding, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Herbert Hoover, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, John Tyler, and George W. Bush."
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    GWB will forever be known as "The Herbert Hoover of the 21st Century". Sorry to burst your bubbles.
    ... and Obama will be known as "Worse than Carter... if you can believe that ****!"
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've always thought the criticism of Bush during Katrina was ginned up by a hostile media.
    Bingo.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Prior to Katrina US doctrine was that the Feds acted in support of local and state authorities. In Louisiana and New Orleans those evaporated so there was no place for the Feds to plug in.
    For sure the Louisiana governor and mayor exacerbated things. But the general handling of the clean up, relocation efforts, etc. were not as efficient as they could have been. Bush's fault? No. But it did happen under his watch so the buck stops here and all that.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It is too early to rank Clinton, G.W. or Obama... it takes a while. Also, most of the "worst" were before and after the single largest travesty ever to hit the nation... the Civil War.

    That said, Obama will easily be in the worst catagory in a couple of decades and I bet Bush will climb up as perspective takes a hold of people's emotions.
    Yes, a "historical" verdict is a wee premature here.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've always thought the criticism of Bush during Katrina was ginned up by a hostile media.
    For sure the MSM fanned the flames and exaggerated the negatives and went way out of their way to encourage the negativity. If they reported Barack Obama's screw ups, stumbles, and missteps with half as much as negativity as they reported with GWB, the people would have demanded Obama's ouster by now.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    For sure the Louisiana governor and mayor exacerbated things. But the general handling of the clean up, relocation efforts, etc. were not as efficient as they could have been. Bush's fault? No. But it did happen under his watch so the buck stops here and all that.
    That's certainly a reasonable view. Politically the attacks on GWB had already crescendoed long before clean up or relocation.
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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's certainly a reasonable view. Politically the attacks on GWB had already crescendoed long before clean up or relocation.
    Yes, they had. Remember Condi Rice being criticized for shopping in NYC (or wherever she was)?

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