Monday, August 13, 2007

Rove/Bush Legacy

Conservative pundit Andrew Sullivan succinctly summarizes the Rove (and Bush) legacy.

  • a president with lower consistent approval ratings than any in modern history
  • a generational shift to the Democrats
  • a resurgent al Qaeda
  • an endless catastrophe in Iraq
  • a long hard struggle in Afghanistan
  • a fiscal legacy that means bankrupting America within a decade
  • the poisoning of American religion with politics and vice-versa

Can we add lying to the public about reasons for invading Iraq, dividing the country when they had a chance of uniting it, making the USA a pariah among nations, leaking the name of an undercover CIA agent, violating the Hatch Act, bringing partisanship to the US Justice department, subordinating policy decisions to politics, making the absurd charge that Democrats support terrorists, and smearing John McCain in the 2000 Presidential election? I'm sure there is more.

I wonder which University in Texas is going to welcome Rove as a Professor?

UPDATE: NYT editorial this morning makes a good point. Bush should have made it clear to Rove that his job was to promote the interests of the American people, not just the Republican party.

Thanks to Karl Rove, this administration has injected divisive politics into everything they have attempted. Especially leading the country into a "preventative war".

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