Originally published at The State News, Michigan State University’s student newspaper.It seems like a lifetime ago that George W. Bush was installed as president by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, but only a little more than six short years have passed since that fateful decision.
In just six years, Bush turned a record budget surplus into a record deficit.
He took our national reputation from an unprecedented high after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to an unprecedented low, a downward slide that has been mirrored by his approval ratings.
He has repeatedly asserted the authority to operate without oversight and ignore laws and judicial rulings with wild abandon. Continue reading