I think that the worst President ought to be judged by the harm that he did to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions.
For example, carrying out a secret foreign policy in defiance of the expressed will of the Congress, as Nixon and Reagan each did, should rank them near the top of anybody's worst list.
Bush's threats to our republic are so numerous and far-reaching that we may never recover from them. I don't know of any other Administration that did so much harm to democracy and individual liberty--the two things Bush claims to love most.
Feb 9 2007 - 6:23pm