Monday, July 28, 2008

The legacy of the G. W. Bush administration

And in another case cited by the inspector general, Ms. Goodling blocked the hiring of an experienced prosecutor for a senior counter-terrorism position because his wife was active in Democratic politics. The candidate was regarded as “head and shoulders above the other candidates” in the view of officials in the executive office of United States attorneys, but they were forced to take a candidate with much less experience because he was deemed acceptable to Ms. Goodling.

Back in June 2001, I remember sending an email to some media outlet, predicting that G. W. Bush would go down in history as one of worst presidents. And that his administration would be a complete disgrace.

I wish I had been wrong, for the sake of the people killed in the 9-11 attacks, for the sake of our economy, for the sake of global warming, etc. etc. etc.

But clearly I was not wrong.

More at the NYTimes