Thursday, January 23, 2003


[Helen Thomas, veteran White House correspondent] seemed to have sympathy and affection for [every president] but George W. Bush, a man who she said is rising on a wave of 9-11 fear — fear of looking unpatriotic, fear of asking questions, just fear. “We have,” she said, “lost our way.”

Thomas believes we have chosen to promote democracy with bombs instead of largess while Congress “defaults,” Democrats cower and a president controls all three branches of government in the name of corporations and the religious right.

As she signed my program, I joked, “You sound worried.”
“This is the worst president ever,” she said. “He is the worst president in all of American history.”

The woman who has known eight of them wasn’t joking.
If I recall correctly, Nixon was of the opinion that the judgement of history will vindicate him. Once out of the sea of spin, fear, misguided patriotism and uncertainty about the future that the United States (and the world) is afflicted with, I wonder how history will judge the current President?

Vindication seems unlikely.

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