Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, admits he was wrong about George Bush. Last year he” criticized Hillary Clinton for saying ‘this (Bush) administration will go down in history as one of the worst.’” At the time Neuharth picked Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, Ulysses Grant, Hoover and Richard Nixon and the five worst Presidents and wrote, “It’s very unlikely Bush can crack that list.”
Neuharth admits he was wrong in today’s column. He writes, “I was wrong. This is my mea culpa. Not only has Bush cracked that list, but he is planted firmly at the top.”
Neuharth admits he was wrong. Bush’s failure to ever do this is one reason he tops the list of worst Presidents:
Another term historians may weigh critically is “Decider.”
Is he just a self-touted decider doing what he thinks right? Or is he an arrogant ruler who doesn’t care or consider what the public or Congress believes best for the country?
Despite his play on words and slogans, Bush didn’t learn the value or meaning of mea culpa (acknowledgement of an error) during his years at Yale.
Bush admitting his many mistakes on Iraq and ending that fiasco might make many of us forgive, even though we can never forget the terrible toll in lives and dollars.