In my continuing search for a pundit glossary I ran across an interesting article on ranking Presidents in the Opinion Journal. Written just beforeÂ last year’s election it found that a survey of historians equally balanced between Democrats and Republicans putÂ George W BushÂ squarely in the middle of the Presidential pack. Of course, it was a little premature. There is no historical distance yet forÂ an objectiveÂ judgement.
I think Bush’s rankingÂ will decline steadily over time. The year since the election has done nothing to enhance his prospects for a generous appraisal.