Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gillespie on Bush II

Nick Gillespie of Reason provides a post mortem on the Bush II administration in the WSJ.

I particularly like this formulation
Mr. Bush's legacy is thus a bizarro version of Ronald Reagan's. Reagan entered office declaring that government was not the solution to our problems, it was the problem. Ironically, he demonstrated that government could do some important things right -- he helped tame inflation and masterfully drew the Cold War to a nonviolent triumph for the Free World. By contrast, Mr. Bush has massively expanded the government along with the sense that government is incompetent.

And at last it is over.