Tuesday, July 25, 2006

More on the "Worst President in History"...

Aside from some general factual data that can be found anywhere, really my only source this week was Sean Wilentz's recent article in Rolling Stone, "The Worst President in History?" Wilentz notes that a distinguishing characteristic of Bush's abuse of power that sets it apart from previous presidential abuses of power is that the Bush administration openly seeks to overturn our balanced system of government as it was envisioned by the Framers, as demonstrated by their pushing of the "unitary executive" theory and Cheney's stated ambitions to fulfill "the legitimate authority of the president."

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