One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Zero presidents is better than two presidents

No one's behind the desk...

No one behind the desk until January 20...

Eugene Robinson is frustrated that neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama seems to be doing much that is presidential (besides looking good in a Peruvian poncho, at least) to address the economic crisis.

Having two presidents is starting to feel like having no president, and that’s the situation we’ll face until Inauguration Day. Heaven help us.

Of course, we don’t have two presidents.  We have one president, which, given his eight year history of ineptitude and his proclivity since the election to fully embrace his lame duck status and keep as low a profile as possible, is still basically akin to having zero presidents.

Barack Obama has neither a political reason nor the constitutional authority to step on Bush’s presidential toes until January 20.  George W. Bush will certainly do his damndest to make the country worse before it gets better, but there’s not much Obama can do about that.  Heaven hasn’t helped us yet, and I don’t think it’s on its way now.

(image from flickr user stevegarfield under a Creative Commons license)


November 25, 2008 - Posted by | U.S. politics | ,

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