Bush: Five out of ten.
You don’t have to agree with everything George W. Bush ever did to agree with Karl Rove, writing in the Wall Street Journal, that Bush did get it right more often than his detractors would like to admit.
Of the points Karl Rove mentions, I give Bush five out of ten – although since this is Karl Rove who’s making the points, we have to give due allowance for the spin, and for the fact that his own place in history is tied inexorably to his former boss’s. So there is no way in hell, for example, you can ever accuse Bush II of exercising spending restraint. Where was Rove when this was happening, huh?
What’s your score for GWB?