I’m not much of a fan for Maureen Dowd, having little appetite for the vacuous and inane, but the following from her column this morning is pretty dead on:
[Bush will] go out as he came in — ignoring reality; failing to foresee, prevent or even prepare for disasters; misinterpreting intelligence reports; misreading people; and handling crises in ways that makes them exponentially worse.
He has spent 469 days of his presidency kicking back at his ranch, and 450 days cavorting at Camp David. And there’s still time to mountain-bike through another historic disaster.
Assuming her figures are accurate (not always the safest way to go), that’s about two and a half years and counting of his eight-year term on vacation or something resembling it.
Considering the havoc the man has unleashed on the nation and the world, I guess we should be grateful that he’s a lazy lout. In the long run, that may be his most welcome characteristic.
Meanwhile, that nice Rob Davis and I have a new cartoon up this morning which considers how faithfully the Bush White House has lived up to a fundamental GOP mantra.
The answer? Not so much.