20 April, 2006

Bush Legacy? One Historian Makes The Argument For "Worst President Ever"

Historian Sean Wilentz has a piece in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone which argues the case that historians may look back on George W. Bush as the worst president ever.

"George W. Bush's presidency appears headed for colossal historical disgrace. Barring a cataclysmic event on the order of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, after which the public might rally around the White House once again, there seems to be little the administration can do to avoid being ranked on the lowest tier of U.S. presidents. And that may be the best-case scenario. Many historians are now wondering whether Bush, in fact, will be remembered as the very worst president in all of American history."

Read the rest of the story here. President Bush Photo


LIEBERMAN'S CHALLENGER LAMONT GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION

The New Republic has a profile this week on Ned Lamont, the Connecticut businessman attempting to wrestle Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat from him. The (off)colorful story says Lamont has been a surprise to political pundits in the state and may provide a stiff challenge for Lieberman.

KERRY TO ASSIST GILLIBRAND

The Daily News' political blog The Daily Politics reports Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is in town tonight, to help Kirsten Gillibrand raise funds for he Congressional race. Gillibrand is challenging Republican Rep. John Sweeney in New York's 20th District.


The Albany Times-Union's political blog Capitol Confidential offers this take on Kerry's visit.




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