President Bush used to say it all the time: "The job of the President is to confront problems, not to pass them on to future Presidents and future generations."Don't stop there Dan! There's global warming, healthcare reform, capturing Osama bin Laden, New Orleans, the U.S. standing in the world, etc. The list goes on and on, with the next president likely spending much of his/her four years rectifying and mopping up the many messes GW created or chose to ignore. For shame.
But his legacy will be precisely the opposite. He will have created problems that he then passed on to his successors unresolved.
Exhibit A is, of course, Iraq. But Exhibit B may well be the budget.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Dan Froomkin wrote yesterday:
Posted by Grey Matter at 6:18 AM