Cartoonist Pat Oliphant (8/9, Opinion) and The Star’s strident legion of Bush haters who have imperiously declared President Bush to be the “worst president ever” would do well to learn a lesson from history.
Harry Truman, that wonderful icon of the Democratic Party, left the White House in 1953 with poll numbers that were almost as dismal as President Bush’s. Today no reputable historian — Republican or Democrat —- would seriously argue that Truman was the “worst president ever”.
Ultimately, history will be George W. Bush’s judge, as it has been with every president who has preceded him. And I firmly believe that history will judge President Bush much more equitably — and much more favorably — than you people have.
James F. Meyer