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How Bad Has Bush Been? How Deep is the Ocean? How High is the Sky?

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We are finally coming to the end of the long international nightmare of George W (Whatever I Can Get Away With) Bush and Dick (I’ll Shoot You in the Face, Even If You’re My Friend) Cheney.

 

That’s what most of America, at least, and the world hope to be the case.

 

It’s on that note of hope that Keith Olbermann ends his “eight years in eight minutes” assessment of the Bush White House’s years:

 

“making us act out of fear rather than fortitude

“leaving us with precious little to cling to tonight

“save the one thing that might yet suffice:

“hope.”

 

Hope is what Obama’s presidential bid was based on and what his presidency will be premised upon. Hope (and revulsion for the Bush Regime) is what moved millions to vote for Obama. This system had to reach further than it’s ever reached to “keep hope alive,” as Jesse Jackson used to say. The system went to a first term black Senator with a middle name of Hussein to keep that hope alive. This system even offered us a GOP ticket that claimed that it also represented “reform,” because the Bush/Cheney White House has been so despised and so manifestly disastrous.

 

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Hope and change.

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