Looking at the 43rd and 44th American presidents right now, it is worth reflecting that it was only the unpopularity of Bush and all he represented that enabled someone as inexperienced and unproven as Obama to ascend to power.Hey, whaddaya know, it's not like I'm the only person in the world singularly unimpressed with either of 'em.
By the same token, perhaps only a performance in office as myopic, self-absorbed and hubristic as that of Obama could have brought about a Bush rehabilitation so swiftly.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Couldn't have put it better myself
From a pretty good Telegraph article by Toby Harnden: