Condi: Bush another Roosevelt or Truman


Geraldine Sealey
June 3, 2004 9:32PM (UTC)

Recently we told you about an informal, unscientific survey of 415 historians that found eight in 10 historians rank Bush's presidency as a failure. The presidential predecessors most associated with Bush in the poll were: Nixon, Harding, Hoover, Buchanan, Coolidge, Andrew Johnson, Grant, and McKinley.

Condoleezza Rice has different Oval Office associations with her boss, which should be no surprise. When she looks at George W. Bush, she told Cox Newspapers, she sees Roosevelt and Truman, with a little Churchill thrown in.

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Bush's own sense of how history will judge him, let's not forget: "History, we don't know. We'll all be dead."


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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