George W. Bush's "Best Moment" as President
by Jonathan Singer, Sun May 07, 2006 at 10:00:24 AM EDT
In an interview with the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that has been picked up by British wire service Reuters, President Bush explained that his best moment in office -- his best moment in office -- "was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake." Can't say I entirely disagree.
While there is quite a bit of talk of the worst things George W. Bush has done as resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- authorizing domestic wiretapping without court oversight; launching a war against Iraq prematurely and without sufficient planning; trying to privatize Social Security; destroying the federal budget; you name it -- scant attention has been devoted on this side of the aisle to George W. Bush's better moments.
Last month Josh Marshall asked TPM readers if they could think of any Bush policies that seemed unpopular in the short term but proved prescient in the long term, a query along similar lines. One response was the Do Not Call registry, though I'm not certain that met the criteria as it was popular from the get go.
So, what do you think? What would you label as Bush's "best moment" in office?