After his first two books on the subject of the Iraq War all but gave the Bush Administration a pass on its handling of Iraq Bob Woodward has finally taken the gloves off to portray the Prez as ineffectual.
AfterÂ the Roaring Twenties had passed two of its three Republican Presidents got badly tarred by History. Warren Harding was tagged as a man who played poker while his cronies stole the country blind. ApproposÂ of this I just read Will Rogers who reported that whenÂ the comicÂ asked President Harding to tell him the best political jokes he knewÂ Harding replied thatÂ he’d hired them all for his Administration.
Herbert Hoover wasÂ the reknowned industrialist andÂ philanthropist who as the Depression pushed unemployment towards 20% kept telling Americans that prosperity was just around corner (think – stay the course).
It’s my opinionÂ that George Bush has been the sorriest PresidentÂ since Andrew Johnson. He thought he was acting like Ronald Reagan but his real models were Harding and Hoover.