What will Bush be remembered for?

The president's legacy, as defined this week by members of Salon's reader community, Table Talk.


Salon Staff
June 6, 2008 10:29PM (UTC)

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George W. Bush: The Legacy

Seacat -- 08:51 am Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008

Has he done anything good for the U.S.?

Arctor - 10:01 am Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #1 of 42

Yes. He's made us all aware that "it can happen here."

Jo -- 10:12 am Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #2 of 42

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His legacy? The next time you have a chance to vote for a president you would like to have a beer with ... DON'T.

Randall/> -- 10:21 am Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #3 of 42

He's got some brush cleared. He lowered the bar for the next president. He almost succeeded in uniting the Democratic Party. No one has ever been able to do that.

How can you call him a failure when he's achieved all that while taking a record number of vacation days?

Feircnom -- 10:24 am Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #4 of 42

His nicknames for other people are sometimes borderline creative.

Seacat - 10:58 am Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #14 of 42

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He made it highly unlikely Jeb would get his chance.

Feircnom -- 12:14 pm Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #19 of 42

He put Crawford, Texas, on the map.

dsduryea -- 12:39 pm Pacific Time -- Jun 3, 2008 -- #20 of 42

And almost took New Orleans off it.

princessalex -- 07:19 am Pacific Time -- Jun 4, 2008 -- #25 of 42

He's shown us that it's okay to redefine words and phrases ("Mission Accomplished"?).

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